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Trump passes Romney’s popular vote total, likely to break GOP record

Discussion in 'Political Debate & Discussion' started by Revmitchell, Apr 28, 2016.

  1. Revmitchell

    Revmitchell Well-Known Member
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    With his five blowout wins Tuesday night, Donald Trump has passed Mitt Romney’s popular vote total from four years ago and is on a trajectory that could land him more Republican votes than any presidential candidate in modern history – by a lot.

    Trump surged to more than 10 million votes, according to totals that include Tuesday’s preliminary results across the Northeast. That’s already about 250,000 more than Romney earned in the entire 2012 primary season and 153,000 more than John McCain earned in 2008.

    More significantly, Trump is positioned to easily pass the modern record-holder, George W. Bush, who collected 10.8 million votes in 2000.

    That presents an uncomfortable reality for anti-Trump forces: they’re attempting to thwart the candidate who is likely to win more Republican primary votes than any GOP contender in at least the last 36 years, and maybe ever.

    http://www.politico.com/blogs/twelv...rump-popular-vote-record-222510#ixzz470kv1udt
     
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    The reason is that in years past the primary elections after Super Tuesday (first Tuesday in March) have been largely irrelevant. When the candidate has been crowned (usually) the first week of March there is little reason for primary voters from states with later primaries to go out and vote. For example, Trump got a boost from the New York primary, which hasn't been a factor in GOP primaries since....since.....well, I don't know, but a long, long time.

    Another reason not to put too much emphasis on it is that Trump is winning states, esp. since Super Tuesday, that are almost all blue states. No Republican is going to win New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Connecticut, Delaware, Rhode Island, etc. etc.
     
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    777 Well-Known Member
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    Well, what you ought to look for is who wins the swing states - Ohio, Florida, Colorado, Virginia, and most of them have been won by Trump. Whether he can beat Hillary in those places in November is another ball of wax, I find no polling like that this far out.
     
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