third party

  • September 25, 2016   BY  

    In an election driven by voter frustration with the political establishment, Gary Johnson and Jill Stein could do reasonably well in November — and potentially play a spoiler role in the election. The prospect of a solid showing this year highlights one of the most confounding aspects of American politics: the electorate’s inconsistent, back-and-forth appetite for third-party candidates. Continue reading

  • September 21, 2016  

    Former governor and Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson is polling the highest of third-party candidates, although he did not qualify for the upcoming first debate. He speaks with Gwen Ifill about what he sees as unfair election polling, how he would do away with the “added layer of bureaucracy” that is the Department of Homeland Security and the Black Lives Matter movement. Continue reading

  • September 12, 2016  

    In most elections, Colorado has been a key battleground state. But this season, Hillary Clinton is polling far ahead of Donald Trump. Gwen Ifill speaks with voters in one of the state’s most conservative counties, home to five military installations and where Mitt Romney was a slam dunk in 2012. Now, some conservatives are turning to third-party candidates and even to the Democratic opposition. Continue reading

  • June 10, 2016  

    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week in politics, including Hillary Clinton’s becoming the first major-party female presidential candidate, Clinton’s commanding win in California, Sen. Bernie Sanders’ role in the election going forward and why the mainstream GOP’s opportunistic pivot toward Trump is untenable. Continue reading

  • June 6, 2016  

    With the general election likely to feature party nominees of unprecedented unpopularity, third-party contenders such as Libertarian candidate and former New Mexico governor Gary Johnson are looking to reap big gains with a dissatisfied electorate. Johnson joins Judy Woodruff to discuss his platform, how Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump fall short and what he hopes to achieve in the election.
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    October 13, 2013  

    Do the Republican and Democratic parties do an adequate job representing the American people or is a third major party needed? According to Gallup, the percentage of people saying a third party is needed has hit an all-time high. Nathan Gonzales of the Rothenberg Political Report joins Hari Sreenivasan from Washington. Continue reading

  • October 24, 2012  

    Four alternative candidates to Mitt Romney and President Obama — Gary Johnson, Jill Stein, Virgil Goode and Rocky Anderson — met in Chicago for a third party debate to discuss everything from halting the war on drugs to reducing military spending to curbing the influence of money in politics. Kwame Holman reports. Continue reading

  • October 23, 2012    

    You may have thought debate season was over, but Tuesday evening four more candidates with presidential aspirations will spar. Third party candidates Gary Johnson (Libertarian Party), Jill Stein (Green Party), Virgil Goode (Constitution Party), and Rocky Anderson (Justice Party) will … Continue reading

  • August 22, 2011  

    A nonprofit organization called Americans Elect is aiming to host an online national political convention and upend the way candidates are nominated for the U.S. presidency. Judy Woodruff reports on the latest attempt to push American politics away from a system dominated by two parties. Continue reading

  • October 20, 2008  

    Former Republican Congressman Bob Barr, the Libertarian presidential nominee, sits down with Judy Woodruff to discuss his party’s approach to the economic crisis, foreign policy agenda in Iraq and Afghanistan and his goal of offering a third choice to Americans in this election. Continue reading

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