Gary Johnson wins Libertarian nomination for president

Americans who are looking for an alternative to Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton — who are the most disliked presidential candidates in history — can now officially turn to Gary Johnson.

On Sunday, the former New Mexico governor received the Libertarian nomination for president at the party’s national convention in Orlando.

However, it wasn’t easy.

Voting is undeway! #LegalizeFreedom pic.twitter.com/ILofY9ucWn

— Libertarian Party (@LPNational) May 29, 2016

Johnson, a fiscal conservative and social liberal,  faced some opposition from those within his party, falling five votes short of winning the nomination on the initial ballot. After a second vote, Johnson received the majority of votes to clinch his nomination.

Gary taking with the press. #LegalizeFreedom pic.twitter.com/4sfDf3teac

— Libertarian Party (@LPNational) May 29, 2016

Johnson will now turn towards appointing his vice president candidate, who is expected to be former Massachusetts Governor Bill Weld.

In current national polls, Gary Johnson receives 10 percent of the vote against Clinton and Trump. With so many people seeking a viable third-party candidate, Johnson will only become more appealing.

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