This claim will pay FX$1, if, in the election for President of the United States held in the year 2000, more than 10% of the popular votes are cast for candidates not running with either the Democratic or Republican party. For the purposes of this claim, the "total popular vote" shall be defined to be the sum total of votes cast in the 50 states. Votes cast in what is today a U.S. territory or dependency shall not count, unless said territory has achieved statehood before the election. If, of this "total vote" number, more than 10% of the votes have been cast unto third parties, this claim will be judged TRUE. NOTE: If there are two distinct third parties whose combined summation of votes exceeds 10%, then this claim shall be TRUE. That is to say, it is not necessary that a SINGLE third party be the recipient of 10%, simply that THIRD PARTIES IN GENERAL receive 10% of the popular vote. If there is any delay in obtaining the figures for the year 2000 vote, the judge shall have the discretion to withhold judgement until such figures appear in a major US news journal (e.g., Washington Post, USA Today, etc.). Candidates running without any political party backing whatsoever (if that's possible) will count as vacuously running with a third party.
If martial law or a state of emergency delays elections by up to 6 months, I will delay judgement of this claim. If elections are delayed more than 6 months, I will judge this claim yes. I will rely upon election figures as reported in the New York Times, Washington Post, London Economist, Times of London, unless there is some official United Nations involvement in questioning the integrity of U.S. elections and the validity of figures reported in the major media listed above.