June 9, 2016

HE'S NOT A REPUBLICAN:

Bad news for Trump? Up to one-third of Tuesday's GOP votes went to people who had already quit (Scott Martelle, 6/09/16, LA Times)

Donald Trump, who apparently dislikes anything that he can't see in a mirror, won only two-thirds to three-quarters of the vote in four of his five primaries Tuesday. And that's after everybody else quit.

It's not quite like losing an election to a dead candidate (looking at you, John Ashcroft), but it's pretty remarkable nonetheless. In four states with Republican primaries on Tuesday, a quarter to a third of Republican voters favored people who are no longer running over the guy who has already clinched the party nomination. That doesn't bode well for the GOP in the fall.

In California, John Kasich picked up 11% of the vote, and Ted Cruz got 9%, with Trump - running against suspended campaigns of those former rivals - winning 75% of the vote. It was similar in Montana, but Trump fared even worse in New Mexico (71%) and South Dakota (67%).

Posted by at June 9, 2016 1:47 PM

  

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