Guest post by Joe Hoft
Today it is official as Donald Trump won the Republican nomination for President by winning the number of delegates needed at the RNC! The Republican Party started the year with 17 bona fide candidates for President. This was more candidates than any major party in history.
Trump had more wins than any other Republican or Democrat candidate in this year’s race with 37. He also had more primary wins with 33 and led all candidates in percent of overall wins and in percent of primary wins.
Trump surpassed the number of delegates needed to win the Republican nomination for President in the primaries and he officially won the number of delegates just now in Cleveland!
IT’S OFFICIAL- TRUMP WINS!
Trump won more delegates than any other Republican candidate and a higher percentage of delegates than any Republican or Democrat candidate in the race. It also was the highest percentage of delegates compared to what was needed at 125% during the primaries.
Trump received more than 14 million votes in the primaries according to www.thegreenpapers.com.
As a result Trump received more votes than any candidate in Republican history.
George W. Bush had 12 million votes in 2000. The Republican Party also set a party record this year in pre-convention state election turnout with over 31 million votes which was more than 150% of the record high voter turnout in 2008. This increase in votes can be attributed to Donald Trump.
When compared to the average number of votes or delegates or wins per candidate – Trump breaks all records!
The Democrats had a lower turnout than in 2008 by more than 6 million votes.