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Trump Breaks Record for Most Votes Received By Incumbent in Iowa Caucuses

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a rally at the U.S. Cellular Center in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, U.S. June 21, 2017. (Photo: Reuters)

Barack Obama in 2012 Set Incumbent Record in Iowa Caucuses

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a rally at the U.S. Cellular Center in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, U.S. June 21, 2017. (Photo: Reuters)
U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a rally at the U.S. Cellular Center in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, U.S. June 21, 2017. (Photo: Reuters)

President Donald Trump broke Barack Obama’s record for the most votes received by an incumbent in the Iowa caucuses. With 99% of precincts reporting (1,764 of 1,765 precincts), President Trump received 31,398 votes, nearly four thousand more votes than Mr. Obama received in 2012.

Former Republican Rep. Joe Walsh and former Massachusetts Gov. William Weld—who represent the hopes and dreams of the remaining NeverTrump movement—garnered just 1.08% and 1.27%, respectively.

“Democrats are stewing in a caucus mess of their own creation with the sloppiest train wreck in history,” Brad Parscale, Trump 2020 campaign manager, said. “It would be natural for people to doubt the fairness of the process. And these are the people who want to run our entire health care system?”

“Tonight President Trump posted a record performance in the well-run GOP Iowa caucuses with record turnout for an incumbent.”

While the number is far below the 186,932 Republicans who turned out in the competitive caucuses in 2016, it is a striking show of strength for the president in a non-competitive year.

In 2004, the last time there was a noncompetitive Republican caucus for an incumbent president, about 8,000 Republicans made a show of support for George W. Bush.

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Led by R. D. Baris, the People's Pundit, the PPD Elections Staff conducts polling and covers news about latest polls, election results and election data.

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    Trump in 2020. The Democrats prove once again they are cheats, crooks and liars. We all know if Hillary decides to run they will give Bernie’s votes to her. No more lying liberals in office. Stop being slaves of the Democratic party who have promised to raise taxes.

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    And open borders and pay for college for everyone, etc. They are one big disaster!

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    Common now fellas. It takes a bit of time to rig an election so as to get the candidate you want to win.

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    lol Where’s JOE Biden ?

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    Proud of Our Great President DONALD J.

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