a political party with so little electoral strength that its chance of gaining control of the government is slight.
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How to use minor party in a sentence
During the tea party wave, Haran became frustrated with the new activists’ anti-government tilt and turned to the Constitution Party, a minor party that’s to the right of the GOP.Oath Keepers in the State House: How a Militia Movement Took Root in the Republican Mainstream | by Isaac Arnsdorf | October 20, 2021 | ProPublica
One million ballots are from voters who don’t list a party preference or are registered with minor parties, though past elections indicate they likely lean Democratic.Sorry, Republicans. Newsom will survive recall — and emerge even stronger. | Dan Morain | September 2, 2021 | Washington Post
Instead of being a minor party candidate, she is now an increasingly prominent Republican.American Democracy Can't Survive Unless the Far Right Is Marginalized. Here's How to Do It | Lee Drutman | March 19, 2021 | Time
The remaining third are registered as independents or with a minor party — a group that tends to favor Democratic candidates.Who is voting? Who is winning? Early vote only offers clues | Rachel Schallom | October 31, 2020 | Fortune
That was the official line, though one man later confessed he was a minor party functionary and was sacked.Lei Zhengfu Sex Tape: China Mesmerized by Once-Taboo Topics of Politics and Porn | Melinda Liu | November 28, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
“More minor party and Independent Legislators Elected in 2012 Than in Any Year Since 1942,” at Ballot Access News.
Since Democrats had been rendered to minor-party status, disagreements were papered over.Netroots Bloggers Mark 10th Birthday in Decline and Struggling for Survival | David Freedlander | October 24, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST