Who’s ready for some more maps?! Our last post about @Mill226’s election maps was popular enough that I reached out to him about creating some more maps of third party and independent candidates for us to take a look at other election cycles.
He’s working on a whole series, and first up is a map which reflect which candidates placed third by county in the 2020 presidential election. As you can see, Jo Jorgensen pretty much dominates this one…
So just for fun, what would the map look like without the Libertarian ticket? As you can see, things get a lot more interesting with Green Party candidate Howie Hawkins covering a lot of territory.
Jorgensen was the only third party candidate on the ballot in a number of other states, including Pennsylvania, Georgia, Montana and Indiana. The runners-up in those states are propelled by write-in votes.
One further note is that the above map credits Constitution Party candidate Don Blankenship with “wins” in all of Nevada, as he was the only other living candidate on the ballot besides the Rep-Dem-Lib options. However, Nevada also allows voters to choose “None of the Above” and that option strongly outpolled Blankenship across the state and, it appears, in every county.
Just a reminder, there were quite a few candidates in 2020…
(Above – 2020 Results – Credit: U.S. Election Atlas)
AR stands out on the map because it has a randomized ballot order (see @rudnicknoah's great analysis in QT) leading to 8 different candidates placing 3rd, including Prohibition (pink), Solidarity (orange), Constitution (purple), & Socialist (red) nominees:https://t.co/zZjFV5O8rM pic.twitter.com/bd01ZKZjCM
— Mill✨🤝 (@Mill226) December 28, 2021