Number of times each state has been carried by a third party in the Presidential Election.
Important Notes: 1 of the times South Carolina was won by a third party they did not actually allow voting from the public, and the state legislature instead chose 11 electors to vote on behalf of the state the convention. West Virginia has never voted for a third party since it became its own state, it did, however, do so when it was a part of just regular Virginia. In some rare cases, such as when Theodore Roosevelt was running 1912 or John C. Breckinridge in 1860, they were essentially the second party as they effectively destroyed the existing main opposition party. Even more so in 1860 as John Bell came in third. The Democratic Party, despite being the historical main opposition came in fourth place. Every time Lousiana, Mississipi and Alabama have voted for a third party they were voting for 1. Maintaining Slavery 2. Increasing Segregation, and 3. Maintaining Segregation. Other states voted for those issues as well but it does seem worth noting that those three states have only ever voted for third parties when it meant making black lives worse.