Donald J. Trump will likely set a Republican primary record for most votes received during the primary campaign.
The previous modern-day record was set in 2000 by George W. Bush who collected 10.8 million votes, according to Eric Ostermeier, political science professor at the University of Minnesota.
Including the recently concluded five Northeastern states, Trump currently has amassed 10.1 million votes and still has 10 more primary contests to go, including the monster California primary.
Ostermeier told the New York Post Trump will likely smash the old record. “In an election cycle with a high Republican turnout, his numbers are rising, even more so now that there’s only three candidates left,” he said.
The remaining ten Republican primaries include:
- May 3 – Indiana
- May 10 – Nebraska, West Virginia
- May 17 – Oregon
- May 24 – Washington
- June 7 – California, Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico, South Dakota
Voter participation rates seem to be increasing with each new statewide election, largely due to the acrimonious contest between the Republican contestants.
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