Trump Scores Historic 13 Million GOP Primary Vote Blowout with California Win

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Presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump secured the last of the Republican primary states on Tuesday in California and a historic count of over 13 million primary election votes. Trump closed out the primary election season with wins in South Dakota, New Mexico, New Jersey, Montana, and California. While Sen. Bernie Sanders remains actively campaigning for the Democratic nomination against former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Trump became the GOP’s presumptive nominee shortly after winning Indiana’s May 3 primary election. The American businessman surpassed 2012 nominee Mitt Romney’s and 2008 nominee John McCain’s primary election vote totals by late in April according to Politico calculations. Previous record holder George W. Bush received just 10.8 million votes in 2000, a number far surpassed by Trump’s over 13 million votes with the five June 7 primaries. Trump’s total is 13,266,277 according to the RealClearPolitics vote count as of Wednesday morning. That count didn’t appear to include the most recent totals for California which they listed at 1,146,548. As of Wednesday morning, the California Secretary of State’s website reported a slightly higher 1,173,893 votes for Trump with 99.7 percent of precincts reporting. Many supporters of constitutional conservative Sen. Ted Cruz in late primary election