Guest Post by Joe Hoft
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.
Donald Trump won Oregon tonight but Hillary Clinton barely squeaked out a win in Kentucky and lost to Bernie Sanders in Oregon.
Kentucky was Hillary’s first primary win in nearly a month as she beat Bernie by less than 0.5% of the vote. Sanders won the Oregon primary for 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 currently needs less than 90 delegates to win the Republican Nomination for President.
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 a Democratic primary.
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% of the remaining delegates to win the Republican Nomination.
With no more Democratic primaries in May, it now looks like Hillary will stumble into the Democratic nomination for President by gaining enough delegates on June 7th as well.