Ross Perot, the Texas billionaire, founder of Electronic Data Systems, and third-party candidate for president in 1992 and 1996, died today.

He was the most successful third-party candidate since Theodore Roosevelt in 1912. While he did not win a single state’s electoral votes in his 1992 campaign for the presidency, his 18.91 percent of the popular vote was enough to ensure that no candidate won a majority and Bill Clinton was elected with a mere 43.01 percent.

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