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.
Doug Jones’ victory last month brings the total of senators elected to the chamber with a plurality of the vote to 14 – tied for the most in 95+ years.
Only one Utahan has won more support in a race involving both major party nominees out of 127 U.S. House third party and independent candidates to appear on the ballot since 1932.
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.