Trump Sets Record – Surpasses Bush for Most Republican Primary Votes Ever – Has Now Won 30 States – Hillary Losing to Sanders in Oregon
Donald Trump won Oregon tonight is running away with the Republican nomination for President and now has more than 11 million votes which surpass the most votes ever accumulated by a Republican Presidential Candidate in the primaries. George W. Bush had held that record.
Trump now has won 30 states during this campaign season. Hillary Clinton barely squeaked out a win in Kentucky and is currently behind Sanders in Oregon. Kentucky was Hillary’s first primary win in nearly a month with the latest reporting showing her beating Bernie by less than 0.5% of the vote. A Sanders win in Oregon would be his third primary win in the last 3 weeks. It appears the email scandal, her husband’s recently reported trips to ‘rape’ island and other questionable acts in her past have come to haunt Hillary.
Per a review of the results of elections to date of the top four candidates, Trump continues to outshine them all and will need less than 80 delegates to win the Republican Nomination for President by the end of the night.
Trump has more primary wins (27), more overall state wins (30), the highest percentage of primary wins (87%), the highest percent of overall state wins (71%), the highest percent of primary delegates (74%), the highest percent of overall delegates (67%), and the highest percentage of votes (60%) than the final top four Republican and Democrat candidates.
(This data above is obtained from the RealClearPolitics.com website. Caucus wins for Cruz in Colorado, Wyoming and North Dakota, Sanders in Maine, Alaska and Washington and Hillary in Iowa and Nevada were added to the results. These states show no winners currently in the RCP data. If these caucus wins were not added to the data, Trump would be even further ahead in the areas mentioned above.)
To date, the Democratic race is much tighter than the Republican race based on wins and delegates. (However, the Democrats also have super delegates which are highly in Hillary’s favor at 524 to 40 for Sanders).
Although Bernie was mathematically eliminated a few weeks ago on April 26th, he has now for the third week in a row beat Hillary Clinton in in a Democratic primary.
As noted previously based on current counts Trump will reach the number of delegates to win the Nomination outright on Tuesday June 7th. Trump now needs only 18% of the remaining delegates to win the Republican Nomination.