Plan to Restore the Vote: Ron Paul and the Third-Party Voting Dilemma

Jonathan C. Anzur

Abstract


Texas Congressman and Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul has been a figure in American politics for more than 40 years. While Paul has commanded a dedicated support base composed of both liberals and conservatives, he remains well behind in the 2012 Republican primary race. This article examines the hypothetical case of a Ron Paul third-party presidential run, and the dilemma that voters face between voting conscientiously for Paul and voting strategically for the most electable and ideologically similar candidate.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5195/ppr.2012.24

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