Party Support in U.S. Presidential Elections

Both the Republican and Democratic parties have received 40%–60% of the popular vote in nearly every Presidential election since 1860.
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Level 67
Aug 21, 2018
I love the time in 1912 when Teddy Roosevelt became the only third party candidate to beat a major party candidate :)
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Level ∞
Oct 1, 2018
And in the process handing the election to Wilson, who would have had little chance had Roosevelt stayed out of the race.
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Level 58
Oct 1, 2018
If only that happened today. Everyone is one or the other and it's very unhealthy
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Level ∞
Oct 1, 2018
We need instant run-off voting!
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Level 75
Oct 1, 2018
Which we already have in New Zealand for several mayoral contests (except we call it STV, Single Transferable Vote). The Australians also use it, to elect MPs to their national parliament.
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Level 63
Nov 29, 2019
A great way to dispose of the two party system is to elect me as dictator for life 2020.
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Level ∞
Feb 25, 2021
Edit 2021. I was wrong. We don't need instant running voting. There are lots of problems with it. But there is probably a better solution than what we are doing now.
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Level 51
Mar 3, 2021
Personally, I would support Roosevelt over Taft or Wilson. As a liberal, I think that both of them are a bit too conservative for me :)
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Level 86
Feb 26, 2021
Pretty sure the 2016 percentages for D and R need to be switched.
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Level 67
Feb 26, 2021
Agreed, Clinton won 48.2 % and Trump won 46.1%
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Level ∞
Feb 26, 2021
Fixed!
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Level 59
Feb 26, 2021
The name of the Whig Party is misleading to many modern folks. Most laugh at it and don't take it seriously, not bothering to consider that the D/R parties were formed from the Democratic-Republican party much later on. It's very interesting how long it took the Whig's to get someone in office, considering them as the big anti-Britain party since the unrest began.