The 3rd CD member-elect is just the sixth candidate to win without the support of a majority of voters in the state out of more than 250 U.S. House elections since 1940.
One woman has previously been elected to the chamber as an independent, but never served under that designation.
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.
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.
Only one previous senator in history has been elected to the chamber without a majority of the vote three times.
Illinois governors have failed to win a majority of the vote in more than half of their reelection bids.
Non-major party candidates have left the faintest of footprints in Mountain State U.S. Senate races over the decades.
Less than 1 in 10 third party or independent candidates for governor in Illinois history have won five percent of the vote.
Only one non-major party U.S. Senate candidate in Missouri history has won five percent of the vote.
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.