Taking Party off the ballot for representation in a district.
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Taking party off the ballot in a vote for representation. Do that and the tables turn. The only thing a party wins is the agenda in Canada (if only they could vote on that), or the Presidency and his/her mandate in the USA. Representatives, preferably each elected by a majority in their district, will likely be supportive of an agenda elected by a majority in a nation wide vote. Every national party could publicly identify whichever and however many of the candidates are acceptable to their supporters. If a candidate, in turn, officially endorses that party or parties, then those parties can promote the candidate. A popular candidate could run an independent campaign at-arms-length from all parties. An election campaign in a district may revolve around how suited a candidate is to implement a winning party’s agenda. Or how suited the candidate is for the general role and responsibility of the particular elected office, regardless of which party wins. Third parties of every kind can make their opinions known. Maybe the candidates say thank you, or maybe not (if it’s nasty people, or a foreign power).