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How Independent presidential candidates fared in NJ

Record: Theodore Roosevelt won 33.6%, finished 3rd

By David Wildstein, February 04 2019 3:25 pm

Here’s a list of independent presidential candidates who won more than one-half of one percent of the statewide vote in New Jersey:

2016: Gary Johnson (1.87%), Jill Stein (0.98%)
2012: Gary Johnson (0.58%); Jill Stein (0.58%)
2008: Ralph Nader (0.55%)
2004: Ralph Nader (0.54%)
2000: Ralph Nader (2.97%); Pat Buchanan (0.22%)
1996: Ross Perot (8.52%); Ralph Nader (1.06%)
1992: Ross Perot (15.61%)
1980: John Anderson (7.9%); Ed Clark (0.69%)
1976: Eugene McCarthy (1.09%)
1972: John Schmitz (1.15%)
1968: George Wallace (9.1%)
1948: Henry Wallace (2.19%); Norman Thomas (0.54%)
1936: William Lemke (0.52%), Norman Thomas (0.22%)
1932: Norman Thomas (2.64%)
1928: Norman Thomas (0.32%)
1924: Robert LaFollette (10.03%)
1920: Eugene V. Debs (3%)
1916: Alan Benson (2%)
1912: Theodore Roosevelt (33.6%) – 2nd Place; Eugene V. Debs (3.69%)
1908: Eugene V. Debs (2.19%)
1904: Eugene V. Debs (2.22%)
1900: John Woolley (1.79%); Eugene V. Debs (1.15%); John Malloney (0.52%)

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