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The Reform Party of the United States of America is a relatively recent political party founded by Ross Perot in 1995 based on his belief that Americans were disappointed with the state of politics and the corruptness of the two-party system. He wanted to offer an alternative to the Democratic and Republican Parties because he felt they were not sufficiently confronting vital U.S. issues such as the federal deficit and term limits. Perot's creation of the Reform Party began after he ran for the presidency in the 1992 elections as an Independent and became the first non-major party candidate since 1912 to have been considered viable enough to win the presidency, earning 18.9% of the popular vote. Though he was less successful in the 1996 ...

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