Is the Footprint Fading for Minnesota 3rd Party US House Candidates?
The frequency of non-major party candidates has declined over the last two decades, although nearly half who run continue to win 5+ percent of the vote.Read More
Rhode Island On the Verge of Impressive Non-Major Party Gubernatorial Streak
Independent Joe Trillo could make Rhode Island the first state in 75+ years to have non-major party gubernatorial candidates win 20+ percent in three consecutive cycles.Read More
Jon Tester Eyes Record-Tying Plurality Win in 2018 US Senate Bid
Only one previous senator in history has been elected to the chamber without a majority of the vote three times.Read More
How Low Will Bruce Rauner Go?
Illinois governors have failed to win a majority of the vote in more than half of their reelection bids.Read More
Don Blankenship’s 3rd Party US Senate Campaign Would Shatter West Virginia Record
Non-major party candidates have left the faintest of footprints in Mountain State U.S. Senate races over the decades.Read More
How Big of a Footprint Will Sam McCann Leave in Illinois’ 2018 Gubernatorial Race?
Less than 1 in 10 third party or independent candidates for governor in Illinois history have won five percent of the vote.Read More
Craig O’Dear Launches Improbable Independent Bid in Missouri’s 2018 US Senate Race
Only one non-major party U.S. Senate candidate in Missouri history has won five percent of the vote.Read More
Jill Stein and the 2016 Popular Vote Revisited
The numbers do not add up to support the claim that Russian efforts to sour voters on Hillary Clinton and vote for Stein flipped three key states to Trump.Read More
Number of Plurality-Winning US Senators Nears Century-Long High
Doug Jones’ victory last month brings the total of senators elected to the chamber with a plurality of the vote to 14 – tied for the most in 95+ years.Read More
Jim Bennett Notches 2nd Best 3rd Party Showing in Contested Utah US House Race in 85 Years
Only one Utahan has won more support in a race involving both major party nominees out of 127 U.S. House third party and independent candidates to appear on the ballot since 1932.Read More