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"One of the reasons it is hard for a minor party to sustain itself is they don’t win very much," Green said. "It is easier to keep people interested when it comes to ideas — you follow them on Facebook, subscribe to their magazine and you go to their convention. That is an easier thing to do than to try and mobilize millions of voters."

None of this fazes Boyle, who says donations are coming in and membership is growing.

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"We know we are a minority and we know that is not likely to change in the near future," he said. "We simply want the right to exist. And if that doesn’t turn into a majority landslide of popular support, whoever thought it was going to? But an election on an issue or on a candidate can be swayed by a small group of people. ... In two or 10 or 20 years, who knows how many of us there will be and when we vote on an issue, it will matter."




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