Trump Got Fewer Votes in New York Than Cruz Got in Wisconsin

Source: Weekly Standard | April 21, 2016 | Jeffrey H. Anderson

There is no denying the dominance of Donald Trump’s performance in his home state of New York, in which he got 60 percent of the vote. Still, it is perhaps interesting to note that, with more than 99 percent of the vote counted in the Empire State, Ted Cruz got more votes in Wisconsin (a state with 10 electoral votes) than Trump got in New York (a state with 29 electoral votes)—531,129 to 524,932. That’s a reminder that New York isn’t exactly a Republican hotbed.

By far the highest vote tally that any GOP candidate has gotten in a single state during this primary season is Cruz’s tally in Texas, where he got 1,239,370 votes—easily more than double the number that Trump got in New York. The second-highest vote tally is Trump’s in Florida, where he got 1,075,094 votes. Third is John Kasich’s in Ohio, where he got 956,859 votes. (Indeed, fully 30 percent of Kasich’s votes to date have come from Ohio, compared with 19 percent for Cruz in Texas and 6 percent for Trump in New York.)


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