WATCH: The Amount It Costs To Run For President (And Actually Have A Shot At Winning) Is Astronomical

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The presidential election is less than a year away, but if you’re like many Americans, you’re not exactly thrilled about your current choices. Instead of choosing the lesser of evils, maybe you’ve thought about running for president of the United States yourself. I mean, why not? Didn’t you learn in fifth grade that anyone over the age of 35 who was born in the USA can run?

Well, that’s correct – anyone who meets those requirements can run. But between traveling the country to get signatures and start a campaign website, it’s going to cost you about $15,000. Not too crazy, right? Unless you actually want to win – that takes a bit more.

So if you’re wondering why more independent candidates aren’t joining the race, this eye-opening video by GOOD Magazine should give you a good idea. Check out exactly how much it costs to be a contender in the presidential election below.

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