Libertarian Johnson gets highest third party presidential vote total since billionaire Ross Perot in 1996

Gary Johnson

Gary Johnson

Yesterday Libertarian for president Gov. Gary Johnson won 4,013,780 votes, the highest vote total for an alternative party presidential candidate since Ross Perot in 1996.

Perot, whose net worth was over $3 billion in 1992 dollars, became a household name that year after he bought 30-minute prime time infomercials to boost his first presidential campaign. He was subsequently included in the presidential debates. 
Perot received 8,085,402 votes in his 1996 bid.

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