In America, why are there only 2 choices of Political Parties?

Update:

In the UK we have many different parties, which chop and change over time.  It's usually a race between the relatively right wing Conservatives, the relatively left wing Liberal Democrats, the slightly more left wing Labour Party, the Environmentally aware Green Party, then a few other parties that are either far right or far left or SNP Scottish Natiionalist Party, and Plaid Cymrw for Wales and a few in Northern Ireland.

Update 2:

So usually you can find at least one Political Party that suits your needs.  I feel sorry for Americans, who only have 2 choices to vote for.

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  • 1 month ago

    Go ahead, throw your vote away!

    Don't blame me,  I voted for Kodos.

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  • 1 month ago

    Because the United States does not have a democracy and other parties are have been systematically excluded since the 90s.

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    The UK is dealing with more countries you cannot compare the situation with the United States.  People have the right to vote for other political parties as write ins on the Ballet but it was established long ago in the constitution for the Senate and House of Representatives there are two main political parties and this works best for the United Sates.   In the United States this addresses the needs on bordering states of different countries and addresses the needs for those areas that are territories only in the United States.  This is why the popular vote is not a good idea.  

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  • Theres more than 2, but only 2 have enough power and $ to have any candidate elected in any realistic setting.

    I know Republicans that hated trump but voted for him out of party loyalty, as well as Democrats that hated Hillary but voted for her for the same exact reason. 

    Politics in America has a quasi war part to the mentality of it. The other side is the enemy and must be annihilated at any and all costs.

    Source(s): sadly most of us are "party voters".
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  • 1 month ago

    There isn’t, there is also parties like the Green Party and the tea party, but due to the political system as well as how elections are run the chance of another party winning are slim to none. It is a broken system and causes a large split between the parties because of how it makes an “us or them” mentality.

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    There aren't. There are numerous political parties. It's just that two of them have grown to be far larger than the rest.

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  • 1 month ago

    Because no one has come up with an appealing enough platform to build a strong third one, yet. Got any ideas? 

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  • 1 month ago

    There are more than two parties, but only two parties are sponsored by the corporate media.  

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