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Many Millenials Voted Third Party This Election

Nov 9, 2016

This election Millennials became a political force as significant as Baby Boomers. They played a key role in the outcome of last nights election. Such as those that voted third party.. a New York Times/CBS News poll taken before election day shows a whopping 36 percent of voters under 30 planned to vote for a third-party candidate. 

This Presidential election was the first time Brady Dunn ever voted. The eighteen year old New Mexican said he supports the Republican party because of the party's economic policy. But  this year he said couldn’t bring him self to vote for Republican nominee Donald Trump or Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. 

“Honestly I felt like America might be screwed over with both candidates,  if they do get screwed over-  I am not the one to blame."  Dunn said. 

So Dunn voted for Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson, he is not alone.  According to New York Times/CBS News poll taken before election day thirty six percent of voters under thirty planned to vote for a third-party candidate.

Candidates like Gary Johnson and Green party Candidate Jill Stein took small but solid portions of the vote in a handful of key swing states.