Protesters For Third Party Candidates

By KBJR News 1

October 16, 2012 Updated Oct 16, 2012 at 10:17 PM CDT

DULUTH, MN (Northland's Newscenter) - The back and fourth between democrats and republicans can be a bit noisy at times, especially around election time, squeezing out third party candidates.

Those who oppose the current two–party system took to the streets of Duluth to protest the commission of Presidential debates.

Their greatest concern is the lack of representation at the debates.

Members of the Duluth Libertarian Party met on the corner of Piedmont Avenue and Trinity Road in support of Gary Johnson, the Libertarian candidate for president.

"Most of the polls—when they call me, they don't even mention Gary Johnson as an option. So, how is he supposed to get to 15 percent if they don't even offer him as a choice in the polls?" Ray Whitledge, a Third Party Protester, said.

The CPD requires that candidates reach a minimum of 15 percent of the nationwide prospective vote to appear on stage during a presidential debate.

Justin Reis, NNC. jreis@northlandsnewscenter.com