No Labels in 2024 wants to boldly try what Americans Elect tried in 2012

The political group No Labels is seeking to create a “Unity Ticket” for the 2024 U.S. presidential election, offering an alternative if the major parties nominate candidates that most Americans are reluctant to support.

Who is No Labels: No Labels, a political group advocating for moderation and an end to polarized partisanship in U.S. politics, first emerged in 2010.
* Apart from organizing luncheon events, seminars, and the “Problem Solvers Caucus” in Congress, No Labels is known for its efforts to foster good governance.

What they plan: No Labels is planning an “insurance plan” for the 2024 presidential election by creating a “Unity Ticket”; an alternative for voters if the two main parties nominate undesired candidates again.
* This comes amid potential divergences where both major parties might nominate their 2020 candidates, President Biden and former President Trump, despite 60% opposing Trump’s and 70% opposing Biden’s run, according to an NBC News poll.

Why it matters: Their involvement could influence the outcome of a close election as was seen in 2016, where third-party votes impacted election results in several states.
* Critics fear that No Labels could siphon more support from Biden than Trump, disrupting election results.

Similar past attempts: This plan echoes a similar effort by Americans Elect in 2012.
* Americans Elect sought to host a national online primary for a vast field of candidates, which ultimately ended in failure due to widespread disinterest and insufficient votes.
* There have been controversies regarding such third-party attempts, with concerns raised about their funding sources and their potential to inadvertently influence election results.

Challenges Ahead: The logistical challenge of finding and building support for candidates presents a significant hurdle for No Labels.
* Candidates such as U.S. Senator Joe Manchin, a Democrat, and former Utah Governor Jon Huntsman, a Republican, both of whom are not household names, were the most visible politicians at a recent No Labels event. Their mixed electoral success underlines the challenge of translating ideals into tangible electoral victories.

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