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American Political Parties and Elections: A Very Short Introduction examines the electoral process in the United States and explains why it is widely misunderstood. It provides an insider's view of how the system actually works and why there remain only two main political parties, despite the fact that many citizens claim allegiance to neither and think badly of both.
Read Chapter 4. Who are Republicans? Who are Democrats? Who are the “others”?, which looks at party affiliation and the different relationships citizens have with political parties.