Quick: Has any 3rd party presidential candidate ever won any electoral votes?

Lots of chatter around whether Michael Bloomberg will run as 3rd party candidates.

Raises a logical question …

bloomberg, mike

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Has any 3rd party presidential candidate ever won any electoral votes?

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The answer: Sure, many have …. mostly long ago.

The most recent one?

No, not Ross Perot.

He garnered almost 19% of the popular vote, … but no electoral votes.

The most recent electoral vote winner was Alabama Governor George Wallace who won 46 electoral votes in 1968.

Wallace received almost 10 million votes (13.5% of the popular vote) … and is generally credited with breaking the Democrats lockhold on Southern states, and boosting Nixon to victory over Humphrey.

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Takeaway: It’s rare, but sometimes happens.

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