Some believe that third parties are great contributors to our democratic system, while others believe third party candidates to be “spoilers.” This article from FOX News claims that young voters are more likely to support third party candidates because their ties to major parties are not as strong, but at the same time more than half of the young people who participated in a survey by the associated press said that they would not be likely to support a third party candidate at all. Young people who may have been more likely to vote for a third party candidate or declare themselves as independent in elections that have come to pass, seem to be more actively supporting candidates of major parties in this election. I think this is great, not that third parties are getting less support (I’m not trying to say that), but the fact that finally there are candidates out there who are energizing young people and encouraging them to WANT to participate, to WANT to be better informed, to WANT to vote! This could be setting a great example for future elections and campaign tactics; for so long people have pondered the question of how do we get young voters to participate, well I see this election as a significant step forward.
Check out this article, what do you think?