Trump Won New Hampshire Primary By More Votes Than Any Incumbent President


Yes, there was a Republican primary in New Hampshire last night.

Of course, the media was focused on the Democrat primary, which is still trying to pick up the pieces after a shoddy start in Iowa last week.

Trump won the New Hampshire primary with over 120,000 votes, the most votes an incumbent president has ever received in the state.

PBS reports:

President Donald Trump overwhelmingly won New Hampshire’s GOP primary, but more than 12,000 votes went to a long-shot challenger, former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld.

With most of the vote in, Trump already had amassed more votes in the New Hampshire primary than any incumbent president in history.

Trump’s vote share was approaching the modern historical high for an incumbent president, 86.43% set by Ronald Reagan in 1984. Weld received about 9% of the vote of New Hampshire Republicans.

The outcome was a reflection of Trump’s strong support among Republicans and his campaign’s nearly 18-month effort to diminish any significant threats to his renomination.

Trump appeared in the state on Monday evening ahead of the vote to energize Republicans and to inject some chaos into the Democratic race.

Not only won New Hampshire by more votes than any incumbent president, he also doubled Obama’s vote total in the 2012 primary.

This is the strongest indicator yet that the Republican base is fired up for November.

Fox News also reported:

President Trump didn’t have a serious challenger in the New Hampshire primary, but he still turned out enough voters to more than double former President Barack Obama’s 2012 vote total in the state, indicating that the Republican base is all-in on Trump as he prepares to face the eventual Democratic nominee in a reelection battle this November.

With 87 percent of precincts reporting, Trump secured more than 120,000 votes in the Granite State. In 2012, Obama managed just 49,080 total votes in New Hampshire. The gap between the two presidents is likely to increase as more precincts report their totals Wednesday.

It also dwarfs the total of other incumbent presidents: then-President George W. Bush received 53,962 votes in the largely-uncontested GOP primary in New Hampshire in 2004. And in 1996, incumbent President Bill Clinton received 76,797 votes in New Hampshire’s primary.

It follows a coordinated effort by the Republican National Committee and the Trump campaign to drive up turnout for Trump in New Hampshire — something the other incumbents didn’t do. Trump himself revved up his supporters at a packed and fiery rally in Manchester, N.H., on Monday, the eve of the state’s primary.

Trump took to Twitter to tell the truth straight to the American people.

If New Hampshire is any indicator, the energy and enthusiasm is behind President Trump headed into the 2020 election.

As the saying goes, "The numbers don't lie!"

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