Trump shatters Republican primary vote record by 1.4 million votes

Trump shatters Republican primary vote record by 1.4 million votes
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On Tuesday Donald Trump closed the door on the Republican nomination for President by winning all five of the remaining primaries — New Jersey, South Dakota, Montana, New Mexico and California. Trump won the last 16 Republican contests.

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.

Trump surpassed the number of delegates needed to win the Republican nomination for President a couple weeks ago.

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