The 'Bleak' History of Third-Party Presidential Bids

1/27/2016 - Professor of Political Science Walter Stone in Bloomberg Politics.

Never in U.S. history has a third-party candidate been elected president.

“The historical record has examples that run the gamut from the pre-Civil War Republicans who emerged from third-party status to become a major party replacing the Whigs, to countless third-party or independent candidates who have registered but a blip on the electoral screen,” said Walter Stone, a political science professor at the University of California at Davis.

Read the full story in Bloomberg Politics.