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Effect of third-party votes


While the country is waiting for the announcement of the next U.S. president, people are shifting their focus to third-party votes. Current third-party voters are expressing their joy about the things they are achieving, while major-party voters are angry at third-party voters for “wasting their vote.” According to Politico, Gary Johnson received 203,439 votes in Florida, meaning 2.2 percent of votes went to Johnson. With Donald Trump taking Florida with a 1.5 percent lead over Hillary Clinton according to the Associated Press, votes for Johnson affected the outcome for Florida.

Twitter has gone berserk over the election and especially over third parties.

For Third Party:



Against Third Party:



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    DonNov 11, 2016 at 10:08 am

    Most people who voted Johnson would have voted Trump or not voted. They weren’t Clinton supporters. If anything it inhibited Trump from beating Clinton worse. The third party had little effect on the results, this article is pointless.