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TIME’s ‘Person of the Year’ could be tied to Ferguson

One of the leading candidates for Time’s “Person of the Year” award this year are the Ferguson protesters according to a poll on Time’s website.

As of Thursday the protesters have garnered two percent of the vote. Enough to rank them ahead of President Obama, Taylor Swift and Pope Francis. Two groups had more votes.The Boko Haram girls and Ebola doctors and nurses.

TIME’s editors will choose the Person of the Year, but that doesn’t mean readers shouldn’t have their say,” said the magazine on it’s website adding that the list includes “some of the year’s most provocative newsmakers paired head-to-head with similar movers and shakers.”

Other notables on the list include John Kerry, Mitch McConnell, Vladimir Putin, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, Rand Paul and the Koch brothers.

The Ferguson protestors are paired in head to head competition with Joshua Wong, a student activist who has been the face of the Hong Kong protests.

Voting ends at 11:59 p.m. on Dec. 6 with the winner announced on Dec. 8.

(Video courtesy of KMOV.com)

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