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GENERATIONS REACT TO ELECTION 2016
Published: 2016/11/06
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Published: 2016/09/27
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Top 10 Best American Political Parties
Top 10 Best American Political Parties
Published: 2016/08/17
Channel: MAD 10
President-Elect Trump: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)
President-Elect Trump: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)
Published: 2016/11/14
Channel: LastWeekTonight
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Adam Ruins Everything - Why the Electoral College Ruins Democracy
Published: 2015/11/09
Channel: truTV
The Third Presidential Debate: Hillary Clinton And Donald Trump (Full Debate) | NBC News
The Third Presidential Debate: Hillary Clinton And Donald Trump (Full Debate) | NBC News
Published: 2016/10/20
Channel: NBC News
First Presidential Debate: Obama vs. Romney (Complete HD - Quality Audio)
First Presidential Debate: Obama vs. Romney (Complete HD - Quality Audio)
Published: 2012/10/04
Channel: The Daily Conversation
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Hilary Clinton holds rally in New Hampshire
Published: 2016/11/17
Channel: AP Archive
HISTORIC Election Results In Spain
HISTORIC Election Results In Spain
Published: 2015/12/22
Channel: The Young Turks
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Big money tries to buy election 2012
Published: 2012/11/07
Channel: RT America
North Korea: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)
North Korea: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)
Published: 2017/08/14
Channel: LastWeekTonight
Top Ten Best American Political Parties
Top Ten Best American Political Parties
Published: 2017/03/25
Channel: IS TEN
US election 2016: Nevada and South Carolina in key votes
US election 2016: Nevada and South Carolina in key votes
Published: 2016/02/20
Channel: Mindreader
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Democrats All Agree with Trump’s Immigration Plan! 😆
Published: 2018/02/16
Channel: Mark Dice
Finally, It’s Over: The 2016 Election and Its Aftermath
Finally, It’s Over: The 2016 Election and Its Aftermath
Published: 2016/11/17
Channel: Dartmouth
An Insignificant Man (Feature Length)
An Insignificant Man (Feature Length)
Published: 2017/12/19
Channel: VICE
The 2017 New Zealand Election Explained
The 2017 New Zealand Election Explained
Published: 2017/09/24
Channel: Soliloquy
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Moscow on Trump campaign video and Assad
Published: 2016/11/16
Channel: AP Archive
Clinton vs. Trump: The first U.S. presidential debate on CBC News
Clinton vs. Trump: The first U.S. presidential debate on CBC News
Published: 2016/09/27
Channel: CBC News
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Expanding the Debate on Role of America in the World: Jill Stein & Rocky Anderson Respond
Published: 2012/10/23
Channel: Democracy Now!
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Arctic 2014: Who Gets a Voice and Why It Matters (Part 1)
Published: 2014/05/21
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A Tease: president elect trump politics donald trump
Published: 2016/12/26
Channel: Tip Top
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Published: 2017/09/01
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NEW Party supporters celebrate historic victory
NEW Party supporters celebrate historic victory
Published: 2015/07/30
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Published: 2016/11/10
Channel: Entertainment Weekly
FRONTLINE | "The Choice 2012" (full episode, English) | PBS
FRONTLINE | "The Choice 2012" (full episode, English) | PBS
Published: 2012/10/10
Channel: PBS
Episode One: 15% (Rules for Presidential Debate Access)
Episode One: 15% (Rules for Presidential Debate Access)
Published: 2016/09/13
Channel: Third Candidates
AMERICAN RIFLEMAN Pre-Election (AR-15)
AMERICAN RIFLEMAN Pre-Election (AR-15)
Published: 2016/11/01
Channel: The VSO Gun Channel
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The Latest: Hillary Clinton is kicking off early voting in Iowa on The 2016 Presidential Campaign
Published: 2016/09/29
Channel: New Honda
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A Tease: us election results donald trump
Published: 2016/11/30
Channel: A T Drinker
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Politics in the Animal Kingdom: Single Transferable Vote
Published: 2014/10/22
Channel: CGP Grey
Bill Burr: Nothing Will Change With Trump As President  - CONAN on TBS
Bill Burr: Nothing Will Change With Trump As President - CONAN on TBS
Published: 2016/11/10
Channel: Team Coco
UNITED STATES presidential election, 2016 - WikiVidi Documentary
UNITED STATES presidential election, 2016 - WikiVidi Documentary
Published: 2017/10/29
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Brain matures a Few Years Late in ADHD, but follows Normal pattern
Published: 2009/08/12
Channel: National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
Russia Elections: United Russia Party takes lead
Russia Elections: United Russia Party takes lead
Published: 2016/09/19
Channel: DD News
The Putin Files: Peter Baker
The Putin Files: Peter Baker
Published: 2017/10/26
Channel: FRONTLINE PBS | Official
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duPont-Columbia 75th Anniversary Video Tribute
Published: 2016/09/27
Channel: Columbia Journalism School
Hamilton: the musical (Animatic version)
Hamilton: the musical (Animatic version)
Published: 2017/12/11
Channel: wildfoxn95
What Are the Major Causes of Crime? Bernie Sanders on Economics, Jobs Program (1994)
What Are the Major Causes of Crime? Bernie Sanders on Economics, Jobs Program (1994)
Published: 2017/03/05
Channel: Way Back
The Putin Files: Masha Gessen
The Putin Files: Masha Gessen
Published: 2017/10/26
Channel: FRONTLINE PBS | Official
Mark Blyth and Wendy Schiller – Election 2016: What Happened and Why?
Mark Blyth and Wendy Schiller – Election 2016: What Happened and Why?
Published: 2016/11/10
Channel: Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs
Andar Ki Baat: Why did Aam Aadmi Party  lost Election 2017?
Andar Ki Baat: Why did Aam Aadmi Party lost Election 2017?
Published: 2017/03/11
Channel: inKhabar
Third time lucky: Macedonian politicians agree new election date
Third time lucky: Macedonian politicians agree new election date
Published: 2016/09/01
Channel: euronews (in English)
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Who will win Uttar pradesh - UP election 2017 BJP SP BSP CONGRESS OTHER give your vote online pole
Published: 2017/02/11
Channel: SR entertainment
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Romney "seriously considering" running for Republican presidential nomination
Published: 2015/08/03
Channel: AP Archive
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11.25 - Trump Verifies QAnon w/ a Retweet?
Published: 2017/11/26
Channel: Destroying the Illusion
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Sanders Slams Wisc. Gov. Scott Walker on Unions
Published: 2016/11/17
Channel: AP Archive
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Published: 2017/10/14
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Merkel fuels talk of running for fourth term
Published: 2016/11/24
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National Chief Perry Bellegarde - Canada 2020 Aboriginal Peoples and Economic Development
National Chief Perry Bellegarde - Canada 2020 Aboriginal Peoples and Economic Development
Published: 2015/04/30
Channel: Assembly of First Nations
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This is a list of third party performances in United States elections.

In the United States it is rare for third party and independent candidates, other than those of the six parties which have succeeded as major parties (Federalist Party, Democratic-Republican Party, National Republican Party, Democratic Party, Whig Party, Republican Party), to take large shares of the vote in elections.

In the 58 presidential elections since 1788, third party or independent candidates have won at least 5.0% of the vote or garnered electoral votes 12 times (21%); this does not count George Washington, who was elected as an independent in 1788–1789 and 1792, but who largely supported Federalist policies and was supported by Federalists. Occasionally, a third party becomes one of the two major parties through a presidential election (the last time it happened was in 1856, when the Republicans supplanted the Whigs, who had withered and endorsed the ticket of the American Party): such an election is called a realigning election, as it causes a realignment in the party system; according to scholars, there have been six party systems so far. Only once one of the two major parties came third in an election, but that did not cause a realignment (in 1912 the Progressive Party surpassed the Republicans, but the party quickly disappeared and the Republicans re-gained their major party status). The last third party candidate to win one or more states was George Wallace of the American Independent Party in 1968, while the most recent third party candidate to win more than 5.0% of the vote was Ross Perot, who ran as an independent and as the standard-bearer of the Reform Party in 1992 and 1996, respectively.

In the 302 gubernatorial elections since 1990, third party or independent candidates have won at least 5.0% of the vote 49 times (16%), while six candidates have won election (2%). The most recent third party or independent governor to win was Alaska's Bill Walker, a Republican turned independent, in 2014.

In the 380 Senate elections since 1990, third party or independent candidates have won at least 5.0% of the vote 32 times (8%); two of those candidates (0.5%) have won, both in 2012 (Bernie Sanders and Angus King, who both decided to caucus with the Democrats; Sanders received Democratic support during his 2006 and 2012 electoral campaigns). In 6 of the 32 races, one or the other of the major parties failed to nominate any candidate, allowing third-party candidates to perform better than usual.

Statistics[edit]

Note: Prior to the passage of the 17th Amendment in 1913, most states did not hold direct elections to the Senate.

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Presidential elections[edit]

Gubernatorial elections[edit]

Listed below are gubernatorial elections since the 1820s in which a third party or independent candidate won or were reasonably close to receiving 5.0% of the vote. Winners are shown in bold.

Senate elections[edit]

Listed below are Senate elections since 1905 in which a third party or independent candidate won or were reasonably close to receiving 5.0% of the vote. Winners are shown in bold.

Senate elections (By Legislature)[edit]

Prior to the passage of the 17th Amendment, most states did not hold direct elections to the Senate, with Senators instead being elected by the state legislatures. The results listed below are cases in which a third party candidate won or was reasonably close to receiving 5.0% of the legislative vote. Winners are shown in bold.

Mayoral elections[edit]

Listed below are Mayoral elections in which a third party or independent candidate won won or were reasonably close to receiving 5.0% of the vote (greater than 4.95%). Winners are shown in bold. All elections are organized by State. These lists do not however include Non-Partisan Elections, where the political affiliations of the candidates aren't shown on the ballot, leaving no real major or minor party candidates.

House elections[edit]

Listed below are sets of House elections in which a third party or independent candidate won or were reasonably close to receiving 5.0% of the vote (greater than 4.95%). Winners are shown in bold. In some of the listed cases a faction or factions of a State major party ran against each other, often making it difficult to ascertain which was the mainline candidate and which was the bolter; in such cases, those candidates which are not listed on a standard major party line are still listed, but are not considered traditional third party victories as often these candidates sat in Congress as affiliated party members (barring cases like Joe Lieberman who, upon winning re-election in 2006 as a third party candidate, sat as an Independent Democrat).