I'm not sure if this has already been stated because I didn't read through everything, but for a 3rd party candidate to get funding to run as a major party, that party needs to receive 5% of the votes in any given election. From that point on, that particular party will now be able to receive the same funding as the Republican and Democrat parties. With that said, I voted for Gary Johnson. Obama and Romney are both garbage; Obama has no concept of accountability and Romney is just a turd. My opinion is obviously biased as I am in the military, and I honestly can't feel good voting for someone who will be in direct command of me and has no military experience, but none of the candidates this time around had military experience, so it's pretty much lose-lose for me.
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