The Pennsylvania primaries were held yesterday.
If you didn't know that, we don't blame you.
Between an international pandemic and national unrest, it's been difficult to keep track of everything going on.
But here's what you should know: Trump DOMINATED the Pennsylvania primaries.
Do not underestimate President Trump.
The media and Democratic party are salivating at the idea of George Floyd riots damaging Trump's reelection chances.
But if yesterday's Pennsylvania primaries were any indication, then Trump looks more likely than ever to win reelection.
Though Joe Biden is still the presumptive Democratic nominee, Bernie Sanders and Tulsi Gabbard were also on the ticket.
Well, President Trump got MORE votes in the Republican primaries than all three of the Democratic candidates… COMBINED.
Approximately 6 percent of the votes still needs to be counted.
More details below:
Of course, Pennsylvania is expected to be a battleground in November.
It's one of the states in the proverbial "blue wall" that Trump was able to flip to red.
Local ABC 27 News confirms that Trump won big time:
Pennsylvania held a primary election Tuesday amid civil unrest, a pandemic, the introduction of new voting machines in some counties and the debut of mail-in balloting that pushed county election bureaus to their limits.
The result of the highest-profile contest on the ballot was a foregone conclusion: President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden, uncontested for their party's nominations, both won their primary Tuesday in Pennsylvania.Still, voters in some places were dealing with late-arriving mail-in ballots and a dramatic consolidation of polling places in Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and Montgomery County to cope with the difficulty of recruiting poll workers fearful of the coronavirus.
Ultimately, more than 1.8 million voters applied for a mail-in or absentee ballot, smashing expectations by state officials for the debut of the state's new vote-by-mail law and drawing warnings that many contest results will be delayed well past election night.
Officials in Philadelphia and its suburbs, in particular, had been concerned that voters wouldn't receive their ballots in time for the post office to return them by Tuesday's 8 p.m. deadline.
Two heavily populated suburban Philadelphia counties on Tuesday won court decisions extending the counting of mail-in ballots, a day after Gov. Tom Wolf issued a similar order for Philadelphia and five counties with protests over George Floyd's death raging.
In Bucks County, home to 461,000 registered voters, a judge ruled that the county can count any ballots that arrive by June 9, as long as they are postmarked by June 1. In Delaware County, home to 405,000 voters, a judge gave the county an extra 10 days to count the ballots of about 400 voters whose ballots had not even been mailed to them before Tuesday.
What's more interesting is that there were MORE Republican voters in the primaries in Pennsylvania compared to Democrat voters.
A total of 875,505 Republicans voted in Pennsylvania.
Compare this to just 829,938 Democrats.
That's nearly a 46,000 vote advantage!
This is incredibly important because enthusiasm during the primaries is one of the key indicators to who will win a general election.
Professor Norpoth, who accurately predicted the 2016 election, says that Trump has a 91 percent chance of winning reelection in November.
Part of his prediction model factors in performance during the primaries.
Though Trump has no real challenger, his support in the Republican party is putting Democrats to shame.
Fox News has more on Norpoth's prediction:
A political science professor who predicted President Trump's win in 2016 is forecasting another victory.
In an interview on "The Ingraham Angle." Stony Brook University's Helmut Norpoth stated Friday that he believes the key to another victory for the president lies in the examination of primary races.
"OK, the key to the November election is the primaries. And, the only primaries [are] already giving us a lot of information," he explained.
"And, based on that, Donald Trump won them very easily in his party," Norpoth continued. "Joe Biden -- the likely nominee for the Democrats -- had a great deal of trouble holding it together. But, on balance, it's that stronger performance of primaries that gives Donald Trump the edge in November."
Norpoth’s “Primary Model” shows that President Trump has a 91 percent chance of being reelected and also shows he would get 362 electoral votes. The model is based on a statistical and historical theory that the professor outlines.
That said, according to Newsday, there are some factors the professor doesn't take into account like the state of the world -- a pandemic, an unprecedented economic crisis, a country in turmoil over systemic racial injustice -- and which states Trump would have to win to clinch the 362 electoral votes.
The president would need to carry all of the states he won in 2016 plus New Mexico, Nevada, Colorado, Vermont, Virginia, Minnesota, Maine, and New Hampshire.
Norpoth conceded to Ingraham that the COVID-19 pandemic could have an impact the model doesn't take into account but noted that he's not seeing a "dent" in Trump's approval rating.
"In fact, in the early goings he got a little uptick. And, unless his approval rating collapses, I don't think that this would have much bearing on my forecast," he remarked.
"He had some strong points that gave him that big win in the primaries and I think he has to take advantage of that and I think anything that distracts from that would not be good for him," Norpoth advised.
The media is attempting to use the George Floyd riots to discourage Trump supporters.
Former President Obama has even taken advantage of the national unrest to mobilize young radicals to vote.
But don't let that discourage you!
If the Pennsylvania primaries are any indication, Trump supporters are fighters just like he is.
And the fight is just beginning!