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I'm curious about which states in the 2016 US presidential election got the most third party votes. I want the top 5 states by percentage down to 1/10 of a percent that shows what the highest 3rd party voting rates are.

  • Which election are you talking about? – CDJB May 12 at 13:41
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    2016 US presidential election. Sorry for not putting that down. – Number File May 12 at 14:27
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State-level result data from here shows that the top 5 states by percentage of third-party votes in the 2016 presidential election were Utah, Idaho, Vermont, Arkansas, and New Mexico.

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Full data:

State,Trump (R),Clinton (D),All Others,Total Vote,3rd Party %
UT,515231,310676,305523,1131430,27.00%
ID,409055,189765,91435,690255,13.25%
VT,95369,178573,41125,315067,13.05%
AK,163387,116454,38767,318608,12.17%
NM,319667,385234,93418,798319,11.70%
OR,782403,1002106,216827,2001336,10.83%
WA,1221747,1742718,352554,3317019,10.63%
WY,174419,55973,25457,255849,9.95%
ND,216794,93758,33808,344360,9.82%
MN,1322951,1367716,254146,2944813,8.63%
CO,1202484,1338870,238893,2780247,8.59%
MT,279240,177709,40198,497147,8.09%
HI,128847,266891,33199,428937,7.74%
NE,495961,284494,63772,844227,7.55%
ME,335593,357735,54599,747927,7.30%
KS,671018,427005,86379,1184402,7.29%
MA,1090893,1995196,238957,3325046,7.19%
IA,800983,653669,111379,1566031,7.11%
SD,227721,117458,24914,370093,6.73%
NH,345790,348526,49980,744296,6.72%
RI,180543,252525,31076,464144,6.70%
CA,4483814,8753792,943998,14181604,6.66%
NV,512058,539260,74067,1125385,6.58%
WI,1405284,1382536,188330,2976150,6.33%
AZ,1252401,1161167,159597,2573165,6.20%
VA,1769443,1981473,233715,3984631,5.87%
AR,684872,380494,65310,1130676,5.78%
MD,943169,1677928,160349,2781446,5.76%
OK,949136,420375,83481,1452992,5.75%
IL,2146015,3090729,299680,5536424,5.41%
IN,1557286,1033126,144546,2734958,5.29%
MI,2279543,2268839,250902,4799284,5.23%
DE,185127,235603,23084,443814,5.20%
MO,1594511,1071068,143026,2808605,5.09%
WV,489371,188794,36258,714423,5.08%
DC,12723,282830,15715,311268,5.05%
KY,1202971,628854,92324,1924149,4.80%
OH,2841005,2394164,261318,5496487,4.75%
TN,1522925,870695,114407,2508027,4.56%
TX,4685047,3877868,406311,8969226,4.53%
CT,673215,897572,74133,1644920,4.51%
NY,2819533,4556118,345791,7721442,4.48%
SC,1155389,855373,92265,2103027,4.39%
PA,2970733,2926441,268304,6165478,4.35%
NC,2362631,2189316,189617,4741564,4.00%
GA,2089104,1877963,147665,4114732,3.59%
AL,1318255,729547,75570,2123372,3.56%
LA,1178638,780154,70240,2029032,3.46%
NJ,1601933,2148278,123835,3874046,3.20%
FL,4617886,4504975,297178,9420039,3.15%
MS,700714,485131,23512,1209357,1.94%
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  • Note that the third-party votes were distributed differently in each of these five states. In Utah, and to a lesser extent in Idaho, the third-party vote was dominated by Evan McMullin. In Alaska & New Mexico, Gary Johnson got most of the third-part vote. And in Vermont, the third-party vote was in large part a write-in vote for Bernie Sanders. – Michael Seifert May 12 at 20:39
  • @MichaelSeifert Good points. I'm not sure if the Bernie votes (in any state, let alone VT) should be counted as "third party", even if he wasn't the Dem candidate. – costrom May 12 at 22:18

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