Four U.S. presidential candidates squared off Tuesday night in Chicago, joining in a third-party debate they hoped might boost their electoral relevance. Each has meager support in public-opinion polls, and each hails from a political niche, but they all insisted victory is possible if they can reach disenchanted voters.


"Wasting your vote is voting for somebody that you don't believe in," said Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson, reversing the common argument about supporting U.S. third-party candidates. "That's wasting your vote."


In addition to Johnson, Tuesday's debate included Rocky Anderson of the Justice Party, Virgil Goode of the Constitution Party and Jill Stein of the Green Party. It was moderated by former CNN host Larry King, and organized by the nonprofit Free and Equal Elections Foundation. Although no major American news channels covered the debate live, you can watch the full video here:



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Watch: U.S. third-party presidential debate
Larry King moderates an under-the-radar contest among independent candidates Rocky Anderson, Virgil Goode, Gary Johnson and Jill Stein.