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The ‘Bleak’ History of Third-Party Presidential Bids

Political scientists explain why it has never succeeded.
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Never in U.S. history has a third-party candidate been elected president.

“History suggests that the prospects are in fact pretty bleak,” said Julia Azari, a political science professor at Milwaukee's Marquette University. “The idea of a centrist majority that actually votes is most likely a myth.”