BANGOR - While Republicans and Democrats decide the fate of the federal government, a political innovator and advocate for independent voters was here in Maine sharing her book and discussing the rights of unenrolled voters.
Jacqueline Salit traveled to the Bangor area at the request of several community leaders to discuss the changes going on in American politics, and how she says more people are finding a third way.
Coincidentally, the discussion took place on the night before a potential shutdown.
"Which is really, I think, an expression of the ways in which a partisan, party based political system is reaching its limits, and that is why so many people are becoming independents," Salit explains.
Salit's book, Independents Rising: Outsider Movements, Third Parties and the Struggle for a Post-Partisan America, discusses the evolution of the independent political movement in America, using a first-hand account.