Could a Third Party disrupt the 2016 Presidential election?

As 2016 dwindles down, so does Barack Obama’s time in the White House as he is nearing the end of his second four-year term. This means that a new President must be elected in order to fill that void. This year, the Primary for the Democrats selected, Secretary of State, and former First Lady, Hillary Clinton. The Republicans selected as their Presidential nominee, former host of The Celebrity Apprentice and notorious business man, Donald Trump.

Both of these candidates have many controversial stories surrounding their campaigns. For example, in the last 40 years, each nominee has released their tax returns to the public to show whether or not they pay their fair share, but Donald Trump refused to release his. Meanwhile, Hillary Clinton used a private E-mail while she was Secretary of State and deleted over 33,000 emails.

Both of these candidates have major cons against them, so voters are deciding to vote for a Third Party candidate. The last polls showed Gary Johnson with 8% of the popular vote. If he can get 15%, he can be submitted into the debates and actually be given a chance to win the presidency.

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