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We narrowly averted constitutional crises in 1948 and 1968 — we might not be so lucky in 2016

The United States narrowly averted two constitutional crises in elections in which a third party won states and electoral votes. In 1948, South Carolina Governor J. Strom Thurmond won four Southern states and 39 electoral votes as the States Rights (Dixiecrats) nominee, the second best third party...
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