Hillary Clinton may have won the California primary – as well as three others that spanned six states Tuesday – but when the number of her votes are compared to the votes that she received in the 2008 presidential election, one can see how much her support has dwindled over the years.
The American Mirror reports that Hillary Clinton won about 1.8 million votes in Tuesday’s California primary compared to Bernie’s 1.4 million. But Hillary’s vote count represents a 30% decrease compared to what she received in 2008. Her 2008 California votes were 2.6 million, compared to Obama’s 2.1 million.
In New Jersey’s Tuesday primary, Hillary’s vote share represented a 13% cut compared to what she got in 2008. This time around, she got about 542,000, but in 2008, she got about 613,000.
In direct contrast to Hillary’s downward trend in her support, Donald Trump is breaking records with how many votes he’s received so far. The Gateway Pundit reported:
The Republican Party started the year with 17 bona fide candidates for President. This was more candidates than any major party in history.
Trump has more wins than any other Republican or Democrat candidate in this year’s race with 36. He also has more primary wins with 33 and leads all candidates in percent of overall wins and in percent of primary wins.
Trump surpassed the number of delegates needed to win the Republican nomination for President a couple weeks ago.
This may be more delegates than any other Republican candidate and a higher percentage of delegates than any Republican or Democrat candidate in the race.
Trump received 13,406,108 votes to date in the elections according to www.thegreenpapers.com.
As a result Trump has more votes than any candidate in Republican history.
Trump shattered the previous record by 1.4 million votes — and that was with 17 candidates in the race.
George W. Bush had 12 million votes in 2000. The Republican Party also set a party record this year in pre-convention state election turnout with over 28 million votes to date which is 139% of the record high voter turnout in 2008. This increase in votes can be attributed to Donald Trump.
The race is shaping up to be a tight competition between Clinton and Trump. The RealClearPolitics average shows the two to be in a statistical tie, with Clinton barely edging out Trump, 39% to 38%.