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With Justin Amash as third party candidate, could Libertarians SCORE BIG in 2020?

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Let’s get one thing straight: the chances of the United States electing a third party candidate as president are about as high as Alyssa Milano endorsing Donald Trump. Sure, it’s a possibility, but also the definition of a long shot.

Still, Amash has made waves in recent days for his launch of a presidential exploratory committee and joining the Libertarian Party – and for good reason. The congressman is the most mainstream face the party has had in years, and President Trump’s biggest challenger thus far is Joe Biden, a gaffe machine battling accusations of sexual assault.

Third-party candidates are typically fodder for comedians to mock or pundits to fear-monger with lines about spoiling a mainstream candidates’ chances. They are not always the most level-headed people running, either. Everyone from Roseanne Barr to Joe Exotic has fought for the presidency under a third-party ticket.

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But 2016 was an interesting year, especially for Libertarians – which can be broadly defined as socially liberal, fiscally conservative thinkers. Gary Johnson had the best showing of any Libertarian in history, mainly thanks to an election that........

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