New Centrist Party in South Carolina has a Bigger Student Group than Either of the Two Major Parties

From Ballot Access News:

According to this story, the new American Party of South Carolina, a centrist party, has a bigger student group at Winthrop University than either of the two major parties do. Winthrop University is in Rock Hill, and has existed since the 19th century, and is considered the best-ranked university in the state. Thanks to David Gillespie for the link.

From the article cited, written by Lindsay Street:

At Winthrop University, Young Americans President Josh Demarest said his organization already outnumbers both organizations for young Republicans and young Democrats. He said the count is at 85, but that doesn’t represent every person who attends meetings or volunteers with the group. He said other Young American organizations are looking to start up at Clemson University, University of South Carolina, and Coastal Carolina.

Demarest said while many on campus give organizations affiliated with either party a wide berth, that isn’t so with the American Party, which is rooted in middle-ground politics and firm term limits.

“People will come up to me … because people are fed up with the two major parties,” Demarest told South Carolina Radio Network. “I can’t tell you how many people I’ve talked to who didn’t bother voting because they didn’t like either candidate and they just didn’t want to vote for either of them because they didn’t think that either of them would do a good job.”

One thought on “New Centrist Party in South Carolina has a Bigger Student Group than Either of the Two Major Parties

  1. mARS

    I wonder how many joined because of the name, without actually seeing what it was about? I know for a fact from working student organization signup tables for over half a decade that many who sign up will never interact with the group again.

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