Disinfo: US has only two parties running for president


The US (presidential) election is a theatrical “parade,” presented as an example of democracy, in which … only two parties present their candidates.


A disinformation message related to the presidential elections in the United States.

President Donald Trump and his Democratic contender Joe Biden have dominated headlines in the months leading up to the US election day. But those two are not the only names that appeared on presidential ballots in states across the country.

Third parties have been small players throughout U.S. presidential politics.

According to the “Federal Election Commission” in The States, there are over 150 - active - third-party and independent candidates running for President in at least one state, this year.

Among those are Jo Jorgensen running for president as a candidate of the Libertarian Party who received the second-highest number of votes in the party’s 49-year history, beating the Trump-Biden margin in Michigan, Nevada, and Wisconsin.

Another name that appeared in the media surrounding the US election is rapper Kanye West who tallied around 60,000 votes across the 12 states while running as a candidate of the "Birthday Party".


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  • Reported in: Issue 219
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 03/11/2020
  • Language/target audience: Arabic
  • Country: US
  • Keywords: US Presidential Election 2020, Donald Trump, Joe Biden, Elections


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