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Gary Johnson becomes first third-party candidate in 20 years to qualify for the ballot in all 50 states

Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson has done what no third-party candidate has done in two decades: get his name on the ballot in all 50 states. Johnson's campaign announced Tuesday that he will appear on ballots in every state, as well as in the District of Columbia, because of "a majority of Americans wanting a choice other than Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton." The last third-party candidates to pull that off were Libertarian Harry Browne and Reform Party candidate Ross Perot, back in 1996.

In yet another display of voter dissatisfaction with Trump and Clinton, Green Party candidate Jill Stein has also fared particularly well this year. In what The Wall Street Journal said is a "new ballot-access record for the party," Stein's name will appear on the ballot in 44 states, plus D.C.