Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

Will this be a four-party election?

September 19, 2016 The New York Times

Ted Widmer, senior fellow at the Watson Institute, examines history to assess the potential impact of third parties in presidential elections. Writing of the current sustained support Libertarian Gary Johnson and Green Party Jill Stein, Widmer reminds readers, "A proliferation of parties in 1860 helped elect Abraham Lincoln, and in 1912 Woodrow Wilson was another beneficiary of a four-party contest."

Will this be a four-party election? (written by Ted Widmer)– The New York Times