Did anyone even bother to follow the primaries last night? I couldn’t seem to find a point.The race is already over, with Donald Trump as the Republican nominee, and the inevitable Hillary Clinton as the Democrat. Trump and Hillary are 77 and 92 delegates away from securing the nomination outright, but it’ll take an act of God to prevent that from happening.
It was a mostly uneventful night – but the major networks seemed to miss that Trump broke a significant record last night.As the Gateway Pundit pointed out, With his win tonight in the state of Oregon along with previous victories throughout the country, Donald J. Trump broke George W. Bush’s record with the most votes won by any Republican Primary Candidate in party history.
George W. Bush won 10.8 million votes in the 2000 Republican primary. Donald Trump has won 11.1 million votes so far this year.
As noted previously based on current counts and tonight’s results, Trump will reach the number of delegates to win the nomination outright on Tuesday June 7th. By the end of the night Trump will need 20 percent of the remaining delegates to win the Republican Nomination.With a few primaries left, Trump is only going to increase his lead in setting this record. Now if only he can set the record for the most votes in a presidential election…
[Note: This post was authored by The Analytical Economist]
Authors Note: Wikipedia incorrectly lists Bush’s vote count at 12 million, however, FEC data confirms that he received 10.8 million.