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How Third Party Candidates Could Impact The Presidential Election


As Donald Trump passes the magic delegate number and speeds toward the nomination, there are still those who are holding out hope of somehow derailing him — maybe a "third party" bid.

Political analyst Dr. Chris Whitt explains what Libertarian and Green Party candidates could mean to the 2016 race, and if there is there still time for somebody like Bill Kristol and other conservatives to put something together.

He also talks about California Governor Jerry Brown's endorsement of Hillary Clinton and whether Americans are really ready for the change that outsider candidates like Trump and Sanders represent.

Every other Friday or so from now until the November election, we'll talk with  Whitt about the national, statewide and local races from a Quad Cities perspective. You can hear all our conversations here.

Dr. Christopher Whitt is an Associate Professor and the Chair in the Political Science department at Augustana College. He also is the Director of Augustana College’s Center for Inclusive Leadership and Equity. His Ph.D in Government & Politics (Political Science) was earned at the University of Maryland, College Park. Dr. Whitt is Augustana’s expert on American government and politics, the Presidency, political behavior, minority politics, and gender politics. He is also a leader at the college in community, faculty, and overall workforce diversity efforts. In addition to his roles at the college he is also the Political Analyst for KWQC, the Quad Cities’ NBC television affiliate. He also provides political analysis and commentary on the Quad Cities’ NPR affiliate, WVIK. Over the years, Dr. Whitt has taken on the role of one of the most prominent voices of political analysis in the Quad Cities region and even provides analysis internationally for France24’s English broadcast.
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