The Richmond Times-Dispatch, a daily newspaper published in the capital of Virginia since 1850 which boasts a Sunday circulation of over 120,000, became the first major daily newspaper to endorse Gary Johnson this election cycle on September 3rd, 2016:
In this autumn of our electoral discontent, hope springs, as it so often does in the American republic, from unexpected precincts. Much of the country is distressed by the presidential candidates offered by the two conventional political parties. And for good reason. Neither Donald Trump nor Hillary Clinton meets the fundamental moral and professional standards we have every right to expect of an American president. Fortunately, there is a reasonable — and formidable — alternative.