Lots of chatter around whether Michael Bloomberg will run as 3rd party candidates.
Raises a logical question …
Has any 3rd party presidential candidate ever won any electoral votes?
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.
Takeaway: It’s rare, but sometimes happens.