There's A Lot In The Way Of A Third Party Winning The White House
Third-party candidates have trouble breaking through in terms of funding, organization and even just getting on the ballot.By Kate Grumke | May 30, 2016
The U.S. wasn't always so deeply divided into two parties. These dots show various parties — the bigger ones with more seats in the House. Through the 1800s and and even the first half of the 20th century, you can see a lot of little dots here — third parties. But in the time since, pretty much all the seats have been taken up by Democrats and Republicans.
But this year there's been a lot of hype around the Libertarian party and its candidate Gary Johnson, former governor of New Mexico.
"We didn't arrive here by mistake. People really have an appetite for something different," Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson said.