(March 11, 2020, 7:00 a.m.)

President Donald J. Trump (White House Official Photo by Shealah Craighead)

While most news pundits and reporters have been focusing their attention on the Democratic Party’s contest to select their nominee to run against him, President Donald J. Trump has been setting records for the most votes ever received by an incumbent president running for the nomination with no serious challenger.

Following the New Hampshire primary, on February 11, 2020, Breitbart ran a story in which the publication stated, “President Donald Trump did not have a serious primary challenger for 2020, but Republican voters came out in droves to support him in the Republican New Hampshire primary.  With 86 percent reporting, Trump earned 117,462 votes in the New Hampshire Republican primary, more than twice the 49,080 primary voters who voted for former President Barack Obama in the New Hampshire primary in 2012.”  See story, here:

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/02/11/donald-trump-beats-obama-turnout-nh-primary/

This trend of Trump demolishing turnout records continued yesterday, and Idaho was no exception.  As of this hour, with 100% of precincts reporting, Trump received 111,136 votes in the state, while in the Democratic field, total votes cast for all candidates combined was 107, 816.

In state after state, support and enthusiasm for the President is at a record high.  Regardless of who the Democratic Party nominates, if enthusiasm for Trump holds at current levels, the eventual winner of the Democratic Party nomination will be hard pressed to generate the necessary turnout to defeat the incumbent Republican.

 

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