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Donald Trump sets monstrous turnout record in a warning sign for Democrats

Courier Mail 2020-02-13 09:36:00

With all the focus on the Democratic primary in New Hampshire yesterday, it was easy to forget the Republicans held one too.

Granted, it wasn’t particularly newsworthy. While Democratic voters are choosing between half a dozen serious candidates for their party’s presidential nomination, incumbent President Donald Trump is only facing a single challenger, and a token one at that.

That was reflected in the results. Mr Trump’s little-known opponent Bill Weld got just 9 per cent of the vote, and another 6 per cent of voters wrote in someone else’s name.

The President, meanwhile, dominated with 84 per cent. The entire primary was a mere formality for him.