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Why shouldn’t it? The great thing about functioning democracies is that almost anyone can run for office, and that (hopefully) everyone participates in the election process.
Democracy relies upon voters making the choice - if a majority of American voters think Donald Trump is the best candidate to be President, he wins. Beyond the very basic qualification...(more)
Short answer - yes. Does it matter? Depends.
Yes - if any voter votes for Johnson, but would have voted for Clinton or Trump if Johnson wasn’t running, then Johnson’s candidacy has had a. The spoiler effect is a known problem with plurality voting systems, as used in almost all American elections - systems like instant runoff voting (also known as the alternative vote or preferential ... (more)