Democrats looking beyond Trump’s victory in all-out effort to avoid repeat of 2016

Democrats are paying attention to third-party candidates this year to avoid a repeat of 2016.

Former President Donald Trump won his first White House race with help from third-party candidates who, Democrats believe, siphoned off votes from Hillary Clinton. Four years later, when there were no viable alternatives, President Joe Biden was victorious. An outcome Democrats want to do everything they can to replicate.

Trump was elected president over Clinton while losing the popular vote despite nearly 8 million voters casting their presidential ballots for someone other than the two major party nominees. The largest third-party disrupters were Libertarian nominee Gary Johnson, who gathered nearly 4.5 million votes, and Jill Stein of the Green Party, bringing in about 1.5 million voters. Around 2 million other voters did not support any major candidate. 

With less than eight
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