When the Republican primary started, there were 17 candidates. Most had impressive record…governors and senators, even a world-famous surgeon! No one expected that they would all be dispatched by a candidate that no one, initially, even took seriously!
Not only did he win, he did something pretty remarkable along the way.
Donald Trump may not be a “professional politician,” but he has just broken a Republican Party record…
After Tuesday’s primary ballots were counted, Trump had received more votes than any other GOP candidate in history, beating the previous record by 1.4 million votes!
This achievement illustrates the desire among GOP voters to back an “outsider,” even an outsider as wealthy and well-connected as Trump.
It’s been obvious all year that this was shaping up to be an historic election, but analysis at Gateway Pundit shows how unprecedented it has been:
The Republican Party started the year with 17 bona fide candidates for President. This was more candidates than any major party in history.
Trump has more wins than any other Republican or Democrat candidate in this year’s race with 36. He also has more primary wins with 33 and leads all candidates in percent of overall wins and in percent of primary wins.
The Republican Party also set a party record this year in pre-convention state election turnout with over 28 million votes to date which is 139% of the record high voter turnout in 2008. This increase in votes can be attributed to Donald Trump.
Trump won a higher percentage of votes than any candidate ever when considering the number of contenders in the race. He also has the highest percent of delegates when considering the competition than any candidate ever.
Trump may also be the first candidate in the modern era to have funded his campaign by himself during the primary season.
Although his results are much more impressive, he only spent a quarter the amount of money as Democrats Clinton and Sanders. He proved to be the real capitalist in the primary while Clinton and Sanders proved to be the socialists freely spending other people’s money.
Source: Gateway Pundit