Will Third Party Candidates Affect the Election?

Third-party presidential candidates can change election outcome via Komo News

Third-party presidential candidates can change election outcome
via Komo News

Third party candidates won’t really matter in November via The Washington Post

Third party candidates won’t really matter in November
via The Washington Post

THE BASICS: Laquasha Banks and Kristine Frazao of Komo News write that third party candidates, such as Libertarian Gary Johnson, and Green Party leader Jill Stein could potentially gain enough support to debate on the national stage, influence a chunk of voters, and effectively swing the vote towards Clinton or Trump, while Stuart Rothenberg of The Washington Post points out that most third party supporters are simply unhappy with the major candidate options, and casting a useless vote instead of avoiding the voting process entirely.