Tuesday was historic on all fronts. Sure, Hillary Clinton became the first Democratic presidential candidate to receive the ultimate number of delegates to become the first female nominee of any political party (also the first presidential candidate to be under an FBI investigation). But more importantly, Donald Trump shattered record breaking numbers last night on Super Tuesday.
Trump gained 1,536 delegates (and counting). Trump not only sailed past his own campaign’s prediction on the final delegate count, but he also broke the Republican primary record by 1.4 million votes.
It’s important to consider this, too: following the New York primary in April, Trump already had soared past two million more votes than GOP nominee Mitt Romney did back in 2012. Previous record holder George W. Bush received 10.8 million votes in 2000, a number superiorly surpassed by Trump’s over 13 million votes with the five June 7 primaries.
Trump closed out this primary election season with wins in South Dakota, New Mexico, New Jersey, Montana, and California, which he ended with by giving an epic speech.
Meanwhile, despite gaining the set number of delegates, Hillary is still dealing with a 74-year-old socialist candidate who polls better than her in various demographics. Unfortunately for those who were “feeling the Bern,” Bernie Sanders will likely concede in defeat within the upcoming weeks as the July 2016 DNC looms closer.