While the national voting day is coming upon the United States, the citizens look towards the two leaders of the main parties candidates, but what about the third party candidates? What do they bring to the election?
Jill Stein, the Green Party’s candidate, and Gary Johnson, the Libertarian, are still in the race, but they are far behind the other candidates. RealClearPoltics has averages from some of the most common polls that are submitted to online sites. The averages are as follows: Clinton with 45.3%, Trump with 43.1%, Johnson with 4.6%, and Jill Stein with 2.1%. The race to the White House is obviously between the two main parties, but why don’t the third party candidates ever make it into the Oval Office?
Jill Ellen Stein is an American physician, activist, and politician. She is the Green Party’s nominee for President of the United States in the 2016 election. Stein was also the Green Party’s presidential nominee in 2012. Jill Stein went to Harvard Medical and Harvard University. Stein’s political views are based on the health of our environment, the common people, and our future on Earth. Stein was elected for governor of Massachusetts in 2002, and left the govern position in 2010. Two years later Stein began to run for presidency.
Gary Earl Johnson is an American businessman, author, politician, and the Libertarian Party nominee for President of the United States in the 2016 election. Johnson began his political career when he won governor of New Mexico. He served two terms as governor and could not serve a third in 2002. In 2008, Johnson had endorsed Ron Paul, “because of his commitment to less government, greater liberty, and lasting prosperity for America,” in a statement by Gary Johnson about why he had endorsed Ron Paul.
In America the third parties are never very influential. They are simply there because they have a very small percentage of the vote from the citizens and they’re usually the only candidate within their party.
By Remi Dirck