In 2016, the number three, four and five candidates in the election took home nationwide....6.7-million votes.
Compared to 2012? 1.85-million...more or less.
Compared to 2008? 1.4-million....more or less.
Compared to 2004? 1.0-million....more or less.
The last time, you had a serious run with other 'candidates'? 1968, with George Wallace (alone) who had 9.9-million votes.
So I'm going out on the limb and predict that number three, four and five candidates in 2020.....will not be able to pull more than 1.5-million votes. So this 5.2-million standing there? Depending on what state they are attached to....I think you could see more than two-thirds of the group align with Donald Trump.
This is what the Democrats really have to worry about.....this optional 'other' candidates not affecting the 2020 elections for other individuals.
States like New Mexico, Minnesota, and New Hampshire that were marginally won by Hillary Clinton? Now easily within range of Trump.
Just something to think about.