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Michael Medved: Minor Parties Play the Wild Card

The five presidential elections of the 21st Century have established a clear pattern of close battles between evenly matched parties—a pattern charismatic candidates and billions in spending can’t seem to break.

Republican nominees have all won similar popular vote percentages, ranging from 51 percent for George W. Bush in 2004, to 46 percent for both John McCain and Donald Trump.

Democrats draw similar support—between Obama’s 53 percent in 2008 and Hillary’s 48 percent last time.

What changes more significantly from election to election is the vote for minor party candidates, which soared to 6 percent in 2016, more than triple their combined percentage in 2008 and 2012. If Howard Schultz runs a third party campaign, and protest candidates draw a total of 7 million votes as they did last time, President Trump is almost certain to benefit.

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Covington High Reporting Gives Media a Black Eye


Townhall Review – January 26, 2019

Dennis Prager and John Zmirak, senior editor of The Stream, comment on the details of the media’s knee-jerk coverage of the Covington Catholic High School story. Mike Gallagher examines the dangers of irresponsible posts on social media and the damage done. Dennis Prager looks at the media’s negative reaction to Karen Pence’s decision to teach, part-time, at the Christian school where she worked before. Hugh Hewitt and David Drucker, senior political correspondent for the Washington Post, discuss the runup to the 2020 elections. Sebastian Gorka talks with former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer about his take on the current issues facing the White House. Hugh Hewitt talks with Jean Case about her book, Be Fearless: 5 Principles for a Life of Breakthrough and Purpose. Hugh Hewitt asks Jake Tapper, Chief Washington Correspondent for CNN, for his opinion about the media’s current tendency to report before getting the facts.

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