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Actually, Bill Clinton won with 43% as Perot siphoned off more votes from R's than from D's and only a plurality was required for Clinton's election. This also occurred in 1912 when TR ran on the Bull Moose ticket and Wilson won.

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Tue Apr 9th, 2019 at 01:35:06 AM EST
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It's not about parties, it's about policies. D & R establishments are both pro-war, pro-pork, pro-Wall St, and pro-neoliberalism - essentially pro the right of the oligarchy to continue enclosing ever more of the world's wealth, for no particularly good reason.

The Rs are more pro-racism, and the Ds are more pro-identity-politics. But that's just red meat and tofu to distract the voters.

D&R fringes have more variety, with ideas that look suspiciously like social democracy on the D side, and like outright fascism on the R side.  But don't expect any serious change - or much hope - from either quarter.

by ThatBritGuy (thatbritguy (at) googlemail.com) on Tue Apr 9th, 2019 at 04:14:02 PM EST
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It would be interesting to see what the democrats would do if they got solid control of the administration and congress. That has not been the situation since Reagan.
by asdf on Tue Apr 9th, 2019 at 05:13:49 PM EST
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Split like the New York Senate?
by fjallstrom on Tue Apr 9th, 2019 at 06:09:00 PM EST
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