5 reasons to reconsider your third-party vote

Your presidential vote doesn't need to be a perfect and complete expression of your identity

Gary Johnson is not your savior.
(Image credit: AP Photo/Scott Morgan)

The 2016 presidential election, particularly the primaries, has made me feel old.

At one point I found myself listening to a young friend talk about all the idealistic reasons why he was supporting Bernie Sanders over Hillary Clinton, and I thought, "Twenty years ago, that's exactly what I would have said." And now polls are showing Hillary Clinton running significantly behind the support Barack Obama got among young voters, in large part because they're expressing unusually large support for Gary Johnson and Jill Stein.

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