Trump Just Obliterated Barack Obama’s New Hampshire Vote Total

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President Donald Trump, with Republican challengers on the ballot, scored more votes in the New Hampshire primary Tuesday than Barack Obama did uncontested in 2012.

And he didn’t exactly just squeak out the victory either.

According to CNN’s poll tracker, the President garnered over 119,000 votes even with former governor of Massachusetts Bill Weld challenging. The total also included other write-in votes.

According to a Washington Examiner report, Obama garnered roughly 49,000 votes in the Granite State despite having no opposition.

Now, you might say “Of course Obama had fewer votes, why would people turn out if he had no opposition?”

However, just as Obama ran unopposed, there is zero chance that Weld or anybody else would present a true challenge to Trump, so the President’s voters had equally little incentive to turn out.

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Trump Celebrates

The media (or Messaging Department for the Democrat party) is doing its best to spin the narrative that Weld’s performance is a blow to Trump.

It’s not. They’re lying.

The President received nearly 86 percent of the vote, while past incumbents performed at a lesser rate than that (Clinton earned 84 percent in 1996, Bush received 80 percent in 2004, and Obama captured 82 percent – unopposed – in 2012.)


Trump celebrated his performance on social media.

“The Fake News Media is looking hard for the Big Democrat Story, but there is nothing too fabulous,” he tweeted. “Wouldn’t a big story be that I got more New Hampshire Primary Votes than any incumbent president, in either party, in the history of that Great State? Not an insignificant fact!”

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Enthusiasm is Through the Roof

New Hampshire’s voter turnout shows there is no lack of enthusiasm when it comes to Trump supporters.

While Democrats are flailing with an extreme socialist claiming the mantle for their party in Bernie Sanders, and two great white hopes in Elizabeth Warren and Joe Biden performing terribly, the President continues to ride high.

“Democratic turnout in New Hampshire on Tuesday, like turnout in Iowa last week, wasn’t especially robust,” an op-ed in the New York Times reads.

As for Bernie, they write: “This movement isn’t driving voters to the polls.”

Democrats might be struggling to unite and excite their voters, but if these record-setting numbers in Iowa and New Hampshire are any indications, the Trump train will continue chugging right along.

Rusty Weiss has been covering politics for over 15 years. His writings have appeared in the Daily Caller, Fox... More about Rusty Weiss

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