Clinton -- 43%
Bush -- 37%
Perot -- 19%
Clinton -- 370
Bush -- 168
Perot -- 0
It's not a majority of the POPULAR VOTE that drives the results. It's the ELECTORAL VOTE. And the last time a third party candidate even won a single state in a presidential election was George Wallace in 1968.
And if Donald Trump ran as an independent in 2020 and somehow nobody won a majority of the Electoral Vote, do you honestly expect Congress -- comprised almost entirely of Democrats and Republicans -- to elect him to the White House?
you do understand that Clinton only got that many electoral votes because perot split the vote in many states and those electoral votes then went to clinton instead of Bush right?
because it IS the popular vote in each state the decides the electors.
so without a doubt Bush only lost due to the split vote.