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In a political system with only two major parties, the entrance of a third-party candidate into an election race damages the chances of only one of the two major candidates. The third-party candidate always attracts some of the voters who might otherwise have voted for one of the two major candidates, but not voters who support the other candidate. Since a third-party candidacy affects the two major candidates unequally, for reasons neither of them has any control over, the practice is unfair and should not be allowed.
If the factual information in the passage above is true, which of the following can be most reliably inferred from it?
(A) If the political platform of the third party is a compromise position between that of the two major parties, the third party will draw its voters equally from the two major parties.
(B) If, before the emergence of a third party, voters were divided equally between the two major parties, neither of the major parties is likely to capture much more than one-half of the vote.
(C) A third-party candidate will not capture the votes of new voters who have never voted for candidates of either of the two major parties.
(D) The political stance of a third party will be more radical than that of either of the two major parties.
(E) The founders of a third party are likely to be a coalition consisting of former leaders of the two major parties.

I chose A but the OA is B.Plz explain.

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A is opposite to what is implied in the passage.

The third-party candidate always attracts some of the voters who might otherwise have voted for one of the two major candidates, but not voters who support the other candidate.

==> lets say candidates of major parties are A and B; C belongs to the third party.
C will either attract the votes of A or B, not both of them. So clearly, it is not going to withdraw equally from the two major parties.
hence, A is incorrect.
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A is opposite to what is implied in the passage.

The third-party candidate always attracts some of the voters who might otherwise have voted for one of the two major candidates, but not voters who support the other candidate.

==> lets say candidates of major parties are A and B; C belongs to the third party.
C will either attract the votes of A or B, not both of them. So clearly, it is not going to withdraw equally from the two major parties.
hence, A is incorrect.



why so?suppose Va is voting for party A and Vb is voting for party B,now C comes into picture and can attract both Va and Vb to vote for C.
PLz correct me if I am wrong

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sudeep wrote:
A is opposite to what is implied in the passage.

The third-party candidate always attracts some of the voters who might otherwise have voted for one of the two major candidates, but not voters who support the other candidate.

==> lets say candidates of major parties are A and B; C belongs to the third party.
C will either attract the votes of A or B, not both of them. So clearly, it is not going to withdraw equally from the two major parties.
hence, A is incorrect.



why so?suppose Va is voting for party A and Vb is voting for party B,now C comes into picture and can attract both Va and Vb to vote for C.
PLz correct me if I am wrong


My understanding from the statement is that Vc will be the subset of either Vb or Va, not both.
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