Donald Trump To Win Most Republican Votes In History

Following last night's announcement made by Ted Cruz that the Texas Senator is suspending his campaign, Donald Trump has not only become the presumptive GOP nominee, but he is also on track to win the most votes of any Republican presidential primary candidate in history.

After winning the Indiana primary, Trump has amassed over 10.6 million popular votes in the 2016 GOP presidential primary election as of May 4th, 2016. 

With primaries still left in nine states, including the populous states of California and New Jersey, the real estate mogul is all but certain to break the record of 10.8 million votes won by George Bush in his first election in 2000.

Trump's record-setting popular vote count is likely the result of what many political analysts are calling the 'Donald Trump Phenomenon' where his populist appeal is creating a larger voter turnout than prior Republican presidential primary elections.

According to a recent Pew Research study, the combined Republican turnout of the first 12 primaries in 2016 has been 17.3% of eligible voters – the highest of any year since at least 1980.

Photo credit: Donald J. Trump for President Campaign

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