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Do We Have a Third Presidential Candidate?

Happy Thursday, everyone! You might have looked at the headline and wondered if I made a typo somewhere, but really, there might be a third presidential candidate. Less than 48 hours ago, Representative Justin Amash of Michigan announced he is running for president as a Libertarian. Amash is a former Republican who now identifies as an Independent.


Okay, so the Libertarian part? What are the principles of the Libertarian Party? Libertarians strongly believe that one of the most important principles of government is to grant every citizen with as much individual freedom as humanly possible. They advocate for a capitalist society that is founded by religious, proprietary, and constitutional freedoms.


Amash tweeted earlier this week, “Republicans and Democrats have taken millions of Americans for granted. People want to be treated fairly, and time and again they’re told to wait. I’m ready to win for you. Please consider making a donation today. Thanks for your incredible support so far!”


What percent of the popular vote will he receive in the national election? Comment below for fun with your guess!


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ThatPoliticalKid
ThatPoliticalKid
Apr 30, 2020

@Ron Sivillo I agree that there will be a noticeable number of people who may be inclined to vote for neither Biden or Trump. We also have to see if the economy will bounce up again in order to accurately predict the outcome of the 2020 election. Less than 1% seems like a reasonable outcome at this point. -ThatPoliticalKid

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Sivillo Ron
Sivillo Ron
Apr 30, 2020

Sivillo Ron

a few seconds ago


I feel it will be interesting as the COVID-19 crisis continues, the dissatisfaction of many Americans with how the Trump Administration is handling a crisis from a national perspective will have a big impact. While traditionally late entering third-party can’t candidates do not have a big impact, this year could be different if citizens feel as neither party is addressing the most pressing issues, which will likely be COVID-19 and the status of the economy. If I had to take a wild guess right now, I would say the percentage of the vote for this candidate will be less than 1%.

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