The unknown named by Robert F. Kennedy Jr. to amplify his presidential campaign (Le Devoir, Montreal)

“Third party candidates always perform better in the polls than on election day,” however, notes Stephen Farnsworth, professor of political science at the University of Mary Washington, contacted in Virginia. He assures in passing that the announcement of Ms. Shanahan’s candidacy should not change the dynamics of this race, which, like almost all elections in the United States, pits candidates from the two dominant parties against each other. “Voters like the idea of ​​having more choice, but ultimately they almost always fear Democrats or Republicans enough to avoid voting for a third party,” he adds. People who don’t like Joe Biden and people who don’t like Donald Trump have such a strong feeling that they will do anything to make sure that the candidate they hate doesn’t win.”