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The Two-Party Doom Loop: 'This Is How Our Democracy Will Die'

In this episode of UnRig It,” Independent Voter News Editor Shawn Griffiths talks with Unite America Executive Director and National Association of Nonpartisan Reformers Board Member Nick Troiano about the peril the country is in under the two-party “Doom Loop.”

A phrase coined by author Lee Drutman, the two-party “Doom Loop” describes the downward spiral US politics is in as a result of the perpetual us-vs-them, tit-for-tat mindset our nation’s elected officials maintain as their pursuit is not the interests of voters but gaining power for their respective party.

Troiano says the two-party “Doom Loop” is destroying our country, but there is hope that we can break this cycle and nonpartisan reformers are providing that hope. Don’t miss out as Troiano and Griffiths talk about the proposed reforms on the ballot this November that can transform the political process to be fairer and more competitive.


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About the Author

Shawn Griffiths

Shawn is an election reform expert and National Editor of IVN.us. He studied history and philosophy at the University of North Texas. He joined the IVN team in 2012.

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