The Libertarian Party presidential ticket – former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson and former Massachusetts Gov. William Weld – outlined why they think a third-party effort may be more likely to succeed than in past elections at a July 7, 2016 National Press Club luncheon.
Johnson and Weld were nominated at the Libertarian convention in late May and are promoting an agenda of fiscal conservatism and social liberalism.
Voter discontent with the two presumptive major party choices – Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump – gives them a chance to break through, they argued.