As the media focused on the battle between Democrats for this week’s New Hampshire primary, it turns out it was really Donald Trump who set the real records.
For one thing, before the night was even done, Trump had already made a record in New Hampshire.
As Trump campaign chief Brad Parscale noted, “With approximately, 70% of precincts reporting, President Trump has surpassed the New Hampshire Primary vote total of every incumbent President running for re-election over the last four decades.”
Enthusiasm for @realDonaldTrump is through the roof!
— Brad Parscale – Text TRUMP to 88022 (@parscale) February 12, 2020
A little later, the numbers were startling:
Uh…guys. This is a stunner. pic.twitter.com/azCY7nMshh
— Chris Stigall (@ChrisStigall) February 12, 2020
Fox News had more:
It also dwarfs the total of other incumbent presidents: then-President George W. Bush received 53,962 votes in the largely-uncontested GOP primary in New Hampshire in 2004. And in 1996, incumbent President Bill Clinton received 76,797 votes in New Hampshire’s primary.
BREAKING: President Trump is on track to have record incumbent voting in New Hampshire’s primary.
Obama (2012): 49,000
Bush (2004): 55,000
Clinton (1996): 76,000
Trump has over 63,000 votes, with only 59% reporting.
— Ryan Fournier (@RyanAFournier) February 12, 2020
Trump also had a record crowd for his New Hampshire campaign stop.
— Lisa Desjardins (@LisaDNews) February 10, 2020
Last Monday, Trump held a rally in Manchester, New Hampshire, at the SNHU Arena, which seats up to 11,770. Despite sub-freezing temperatures, some of his more fervent supporters camped out the night before to ensure that they got into the rally.
The turnout of @realDonaldTrump supporters before his New Hampshire rally should TERRIFY every Democrat.
Not even freezing temperatures or rain will stop the support for this President. pic.twitter.com/E8wPSL0v8n
— The First (@TheFirstonTV) February 10, 2020
Once again, Parscale noted how successful the event was:
Big Data from New Hampshire:
✅ 52,559 Tickets
✅ 24,732 Voters Identified (41% From NH)
✅ 17% Didn’t Vote in 2016
✅ 25.4% Democrats
Thank You New Hampshire. Data Gold!
— Brad Parscale – Text TRUMP to 88022 (@parscale) February 11, 2020
Trump made more of a splash in the nation’s first regular primary than the Democrats.
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