On Super Tuesday, the media was focused on the unfolding Democrat circus.
Would Bloomberg’s spending blitz pay off? Could Warren carve a path to the nomination? Would Bernie become unstoppable?
The answer to all of those question was, “No.”
But while everyone was focused on the Democrats in disarray, Trump made history in the Republican primaries.
The Trump campaign has touted the enthusiasm surge behind Republican voters, branding it as the “untold story” of Super Tuesday.
For example, Trump easily won Texas with 1.9 million votes, which is “one million more than every incumbent in the past 40 years and three times more than George W. Bush.”
With all the talk of Texas potentially becoming a “purple” state, Trump’s dominance in Texas is yet another signal that the president is in a strong position heading into the 2020 election.
See the following update from Kayleigh McEnany, the president’s 2020 national press secretary, below:
This is incredible!
The enthusiasm is definitely growing on the Trump Train!
Americans are noticing that the president is WINNING... and winning BIG LEAGUE... and they want to be part of this movement.
President Trump, despite being an uncontested incumbent, broke voter turnout in blue states such as Vermont and Minnesota.
He even earned 1.4 million votes in deep blue California with just 82 percent of precints reporting.
The Hill has more on the record turnout for Trump on Super Tuesday:
While some in the media spent much of Super Tuesday reveling in Joe Biden’s awakening from political death, they entirely missed the untold story of Super Tuesday: President Donald Trump’s record-breaking vote counts and turnout.
Despite being an uncontested incumbent, President Trump managed to break several turnout and vote-count records in blue states and key swing states.
In Vermont and Minnesota, Trump’s vote totals beat every past incumbent’s total in the last four decades. In Maine, the president’s vote total bested every primary candidate’s total since before President Ronald Reagan. In Massachusetts, the story was similar, with Trump aggregating a higher vote total than past incumbent Republicans since before Reagan.
And in deeply blue California, with 82 percent of precincts reporting, President Trump collected nearly 1.4 million votes.
Turnout numbers similarly showcased the enthusiasm of Republican voters. In Colorado, for example, Republican turnout for Trump on Tuesday was greater than the past three Republican primaries combined.
The evident enthusiasm for Trump was made clear in red states, in swing states, even in blue states on Tuesday evening, indicating that the Republican Party is more unified than ever before and is growing in numbers.
Indeed, Tuesday night’s results are reflective of the data the Trump campaign collects in the lead-up to rallies. The campaign routinely finds that about a quarter of those who register to attend Trump rallies are Democrats and around 10 percent to 15 percent did not vote in 2016.
For example, in Nevada – the most recent blue state where the Trump campaign held a rally – 27 percent of rally registrants were black or Latino and 32 percent of registrants overall did not vote in 2016.
This is HUGE!
When you combine data from Trump's rallies with the actual voter turnout on Super Tuesday, it's clear that the Trump coalition is growing larger and more enthusiastic than ever before.
Meanwhile, the Democrats are clawing their way through the nomination process, brutalizing each other along the way.
Some in the media called Super Tuesday a "Biden bounce."
Trump set multiple records for the highest voter turnout for an incumbent.
It's a Trump bounce... it's the untold story of Super Tuesday.
The Washington Examiner did a deep dive into Trump's GOP strength and explains how he outperformed virtually every other Republican incumbent:
Trump won the Texas primary with 94.1% of the vote. In 2004, the last time an incumbent Republican president ran for reelection, George W. Bush, a former Texas governor, won the Texas primary with 92.5% of the vote. This year, Trump won with 1,889,006 votes out of 2,007,314 Republican votes cast. Democrat Joe Biden won Texas with 716,030 votes out of 2,075,862 Democratic votes cast.
Winning a higher percentage of the Texas primary vote than a former Texas governor indicates Trump's power in the party. And having such a large number of Republican votes in an essentially meaningless GOP primary, compared to Democratic votes in a hotly contested and enormously consequential primary, also suggests Republican muscle.
The story was similar in other states. In Alabama, Trump won the Republican primary with 96.2% of the vote. In 2004, Bush won the Alabama primary with 92.8% of the vote. This year, Trump won with 695,469 votes out of 722,809 Republican votes cast. Biden won with 286,065 votes out of 452,278 Democratic votes cast.
In Oklahoma, Trump won the Republican primary with 92.6% of the vote. In 2004, Bush won with 90%. Trump won with 273,562 votes out of 295,409 Republican votes cast. Biden won with 117,552 out of 303,977 Democratic votes cast.
In Arkansas, Trump won with 97.1% of the Republican vote. In 2004, Bush won with 97%. Trump won with 237,863 out of 244,932 Republican votes cast. Biden won with 92,586 out of 228,476 Democratic votes cast.
In some states, there was greater Democratic turnout than Republican. In Tennessee, for example, Trump won the Republican primary with 96.5% of the vote. In 2004, Bush won with 95.4%. Trump won with 380,276 out of 393,969 Republican votes cast. Biden won with 215,005 out of 515,440 Democratic votes cast.
In other states, there are no 2004 numbers for comparison of Trump's performance; given Bush's dominance in the Republican Party, some states simply did not hold GOP contests that year. But Trump's performance Tuesday is still big.
Trump won the North Carolina Republican primary with 93.5% of the vote; the Colorado primary with 92.5% of the vote; and the California primary with 92.5% of the vote.
In a few states, Trump dipped below 90% of the Republican vote. For example, he won the Massachusetts primary with 87.7% of the vote. In that contest, former Massachusetts Gov. William Weld, the only Republican challenging the president, took 9.3% of the vote. Trump won Utah with 88.2% of the vote, with Weld taking 6.5% and former challenger Joe Walsh taking 2.2%. And Trump won Vermont with 88.7% of the vote with Weld taking 10.4%.
The numbers don't lie... Republicans want to Keep America Great!
As Sleepy Joe and Crazy Bernie continue to battle it out, Trump continues to press his case to the heart of America.
Keep it up, President Trump!