The Republican Party in New Mexico tried to bribe the Green Party there to run cantidates. No need for the Republican party chairman to resign –
he was just acting as a messenger for an unidentified source in Washington, D.C.
I don’t have much sympathy for third parties. We have a two party system here and third parties are very disruptive. If you want change then you have to change one of the parties.
The Republicans were buying a far left cantidate with two purposes in mind. First: the Democrat would lose votes on his left. Second: if he moved toward the left in an attempting recapture those votes he would lose votes on his right.
This is what George Wallace did on the right during the civil rights era and what Nader did on the left in the last election.