Does a Party System Produce Ingenuine and Biased Votes in Elections?


  • Jessica Savage Florida Atlantic University


Party systems have existed since 1789, with all credit to Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and Thomas Jefferson. The existence of political parties was unsettling to George Washington prior to the creation of them, predicting division within our democracy. The Federalist and Anti-Federalist Parties were the first two parties to exist, which fostered inspiration for the creation of other parties and sub-parties that now exist within the American Party System. Since the creation of party systems, ingenious voting and harmful party loyalty have raised questions regarding whether our democracy and government are divided due to the creation of party systems. What was the purpose of creating different parties? Is there any value in demanding party loyalty? What is needed in order to promote non-biased, policy driven voting?