Only one third party or independent Utah U.S. House candidate has won 10+ percent of the vote in 80+ years in a race with both major party nominees on the ballot.
Golden State residents accounted for 10 percent of the popular vote, but more than 19 percent of Stein’s supporters.
The nation’s third largest political party notched by far its most successful election cycle in races to the nation’s upper legislative chamber.
A half-dozen Libertarians on the ballot this cycle had previously represented their party as a U.S. Senate nominee.
Libertarian nominees have set party records in the most recent gubernatorial election in 16 states; three quarters of states with gubernatorial races this cycle are slated to have Libertarian candidates.
Nearly two-thirds of repeat third party nominees performed worse during their second White House run.
Over the last 100 years only two non-major party gubernatorial candidates in the state have received one percent of the vote – and one was a former governor.
Nominees from the nation’s largest third party set records in 10 states last cycle for the largest support ever recorded in a U.S. Senate election.
The rate of third party and independent U.S. Senate candidacies over the last two decades has increased 60+ percent compared to the first 75 years of the direct election era; 2014 may make the biggest splash yet.
The HLN host is fed up with the ‘tyranny’ of governmental overreach while Carolla goes on the record that he is a libertarian.