Donald Trump will be one step closer to the Republican nomination for President after today’s primary in the state of Washington. This West Coast state allocates its 44 delegates on a pro-rata basis. Trump currently has 1,161 delegates and after today will need around 50 delegates to reach 1,237 and win the nomination.
The Republican Party started the year with 17 bona fide candidates in the race. This was more than any major party ever.
As of today 44 Republican and Democrat state elections have been held with the primary in Washington being the 45th state election for Republicans. There is no Democrat state election today.
Trump leads Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders in state wins with 30 going into today and in primaries with 27. He’s won 68% of the state elections to date and when accounting for the number of candidates in the race (17), is 1,159% of the average per candidate in state wins. No candidate does better in wins than Trump this year.
Trump starts the day having accumulated 1,161 delegates, which is 94% of the 1,237 he needs to win the nomination. He has accumulated 55% of all Republican delegates to date and when accounting for the number of initial candidates in the race, is 929% of the average number of delegates per candidate to date.
Trump has received more than 11 million votes to date in the state elections according to www.thegreenpapers.com. This is 41% of all Republican votes received to date. The Republican Party has set a party record this year in pre-convention state election turnout with over 27 million votes to date. Again, when accounting for the number of competitors in the field, Trump is 697% of the average vote per candidate (surpassing Hillary at 333% and Bernie at 256%).
According to the Federal Election Commission, Trump has raised and spent significantly less money than his Democrat counterparts. He has spent only $55 million compared to Hillary’s $174 million and Sanders’ $202 million. Socialists Sanders and Clinton spend much more than Trump of other people’s money in running their campaigns.
By the end of today these numbers will all improve for Donald Trump.