Two-Party System

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Coming Election and the Two-Party System

Republican View of Threats to Two-Party System

If The Voters decree in November that control of the federal government shall be transferred from Democratic to Republican hands, the victors in the contest will consider that their success at the polls has removed a grave threat to survival of the American two-party system. Republican leaders have been warning the nation that the 1952 election may determine the fate of that system in the United States. They fear that if the Democrats, already in power for 20 years, are kept in office any longer, they will become so firmly entrenched that it will be impossible to dislodge them, organized political opposition will fade away, and the country will be saddled with one-party ...

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