No matter what the outcome of next week’s presidential election, the Republican Party is facing a crisis. The nomination of Donald Trump as the party’s candidate has fractured the GOP and created a civil war within its ranks.
The question now is: Can the GOP survive, or will its factions splinter in such a way that leads to a third party?
Neither the Republi-can or Democratic parties are as unified as they seem. Because our political tradition revolves around two parties rather than a multitude of small parties, both Republican and Democrats are really a combination of narrow special interests groups.
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