Ahead of the third, and final [thankfully! – Ed], televised debate between the Republican and Democratic parties candidates for US President, BBC Trending reports on the campaigns for the best person for the job – none of the above!
Survey show that dissatisfaction with the two major party candidates is particularly acute amongst young people. According to one survey released Tuesday, nearly a quarter of voters under 35 would prefer to see a giant meteor hit Earth rather than have either Clinton or Trump elected president.
The Nobody2016.us website, launched by two university students in Colorado, jokes that Hillary Clinton is a “Sith Lord” and that Donald Trump has a “pathological lust for deep fried puppy meat.”
Contrary to the Vote Nobody Facebook page [added link], the site’s founders say they aren’t hoping people just stay home and chuckle at memes on 8 November. Instead they want their peers to vote for third-party candidates, to question the two-party system, and to find candidates in state and local races who align with their values.
“I feel completely unrepresented by Clinton and Trump,” says one of the co-founders, 20-year-old Matt Nagashima. “We wanted to make people question the system and say, maybe there are other options, the political system doesn’t have to be like this.”