1992 election

Trump Drives Democrats Crazy At Daytona

We think that maybe Kelly O’Donnell is not old enough to remember the 1992 presidential campaign, but Maggie Haberman certainly is, and so we contrast the reception President Trump got at the Daytona 500 with the reception Bill Clinton got in 1992 when his motorcade entered Darlington speedway, where 70,000 rabid stock-car fans awaited the start of the Southern 500.

We Don't Know Whether Perot Cost Bush in 1992

Sean Trende, Real Clear Politics

While Perot might have had an equal impact from a popular vote perspective, he did not necessarily have an equal impact from an electoral perspective.  He probably did flip states like Montana and Nevada to Clinton; his impact in larger Midwestern states is harder to gauge. Of course, the popular vote was a five-point Clinton win, and if Perot really did draw evenly between the two it seems extremely unlikely that Bush was going to win the Electoral College under any circumstances, even if Perot likely did cost Bush a few electoral votes. Presidents who win a majority in the Electoral College are the presidents, period, and they are no less legitimate if a third party candidate does play spoiler.