If the Philippines has nuisance candidates, the US has third party candidates - independent candidates hoping to gain the presidency while shunning both the Democratic and Republican parties. They're really easy to dismiss out of hand, but then there has to be a reason why they felt they stand a chance of winning, right?
In this week's Last Week Tonight, John Oliver decides to give a few third party candidates a closer look including reviewing their polling numbers, reviewing their platforms and all that fun stuff. But since this is John Oliver, the truth of the findings of his research team is both hilarious and terrifying.
Third Parties: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)