A new party formed by a dissident faction within a major political party. Often, splinter parties have emerged when a particular personality was at odds with the major party.
A major party in the U.S. during the first half of the 19th century, formally established in 1836. The Whig Party was anti-Jackson and represented a variety of regional interests.
a political party other than the 2 major political parties (Republican and Democratic)
A tendency for wealthier states or regions to favor the Democrats and for less wealthy states or regions to favor the Republicans. The effect appears paradoxical because it reverses traditional patterns of support.
a process in which a substantial group of voters switches party allegiance, producing a long-term change in the political landscape
to declare that a court ruling is valid and must stand