Capstones

Graduation Date

Fall 12-16-2016

First Advisor

Susan Farkas

Subject Concentration

Arts & Culture

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Abstract

The Libertarian Party, which calls itself “The Party of Principle,” seems to have had a special appeal during the 2016 presidential election—a campaign in which the two major party candidates started out with historically low approval numbers.

Supporters of the party, such as Doug Braff, a film student from NYU, remained loyal to the party even after the election season was over. These supporters have received backlash from disappointed Hillary Clinton supporters who believe that Clinton could have won the presidency if she had garnered the votes that, instead, went to Gary Johnson, the Libertarian candidate.

Here is a link to the online piece:

https://nicoleashleycapstone.wordpress.com/libertarian-party-grows/

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Gary Johnson fights for votes in contentious election season

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Gary Johnson supporters drum up support on the streets of Times Square

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Third-party supporters gather outside Intrepid to raise support for Gary Johnson

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Third-party supporters protest against two main contenders

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Hofstra students come out to show love for top presidential candidates

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Libertarian supporters buy Johnson paraphernalia at Marriott rally

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Voters turn to third-party candidates

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Minorities speak to media about their choice to support Gary Johnson

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