While Americans were focused on the battle between former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) on Tuesday night, turnout in the decidedly less exciting Republican primaries was breaking records.
Although several candidates are contesting President Trump in the Republican primaries, such as former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld, it’s obvious that none of them stand a chance. One can safely say, he is the Republican nominee. The situation was the same for President Obama in 2012.
Just as the President significantly outperformed past U.S. incumbents in previous primaries, he did so on Super Tuesday.
Kayleigh McEnany, the National Press Secretary for the Trump campaign, reported some pretty impressive numbers for President Trump. McEnany told Fox:
In Vermont, you had President Trump beating the vote totals of all past incumbents in the last four decades. In Colorado, turnout was higher than the last three GOP primaries combined. And in Maine, beating the vote totals of all past primary candidates in the last four decades yet again. These are states that are blue states and President Trump is prevailing.
The energy is on our side. Nobody’s talking about it now. But they’re going to wake up very surprised on November 3, 2020!
The untold story of Super Tuesday is President @realDonaldTrump TROUNCING the vote totals of all past incumbents in BLUE states!
The energy is on our side, and the media is going to wake up very surprised on November 3, 2020! pic.twitter.com/bWIdUtNg4u
— Kayleigh McEnany (@kayleighmcenany) March 4, 2020
Here is a comparison of primary turnout numbers for President Obama in 2012 vs. President Trump in 2020.
McEnany said 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.”
She mentioned the data the campaign collects from rally attendees. Brad Parscale normally posts these results on Twitter the morning after each rally. On average, approximately 23 percent of attendees are Democrats which is remarkable. A good number of them say they did not vote in 2016. Some haven’t voted in the last two presidential elections. Yet, they’re showing up at a Trump rally. These two categories represent potential new Trump voters. I post on these numbers frequently. Here is the most recent, “Mind-Blowing! 58% Of Attendees at Trump’s Wisconsin Rally Were NOT Republicans, Up from 43% in Ohio.”
All of this is good news for the Trump campaign. And great news for America.
Author: Elizabeth Vaughn