If there was ever to be a third party candidate that did very well and on par with the republican/democrats, neither of them would reach the electoral college. Lets say the third party candidate won the popular vote and won more districts and has slightly higher electoral college than the republicans/democrats. Then it will go to the house of reps, where only democrats and republicans dominate. This will lead to problem which is that democrats/republicans would vote for their own....thus the third party guy would be fucked. So they will need 26 state delegation votes....No way in hell a third party candidate would get 26. Of course it could go to a deadlock chamber and everybody would be fucked but I doubt that, either a republican or democrat would be chosen. Is this system rigged? Seems like they made all the rules to specifically be against third parties....Seems impossible for a third party candidate to be president.