Posted on Albawaba.com on December 7, 2015:
With Democrat and Republican candidates taking up all the headlines, it’s unlikely many people have heard of Austin Petersen. But the 34-year-old third-party hopeful is making a run for the Libertarian Party nomination.
In the 2012 US Presidential Election, Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson stood little chance of presidential victory with around 1.2 million votes, but many believe third party voices are an absolute necessity in a two party arena.
Petersen has seen a similar trajectory—even fewer people had probably heard of the latest Libertarian candidate before the Paris attacks.
But as questions about Syrian refugees and national security raised in the wake sparked serious debate, his was a voice that stood out from the norm coming from both sides of the aisle.
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