Election by Numbers: The Towering Trump Edition

Tuesday night marked another shift in momentum for the GOP primary season. It took all of a nanosecond for media outlets to proclaim Donald Trump the victor in New York, where the real estate mogul, as expected, won resoundingly. Co-host Stu Burguiere found a few interesting number nuggets to share Wednesday on The Glenn Beck Program.

Not Quite a Sweep, But Close

With 95 delegates at stake in the Empire State, Trump grabbed up just about every single one. Only a month ago, experts predicted him winning around 71, and just two weeks ago they said the mid 80s. Trump outperformed expectations, ending up with 89 or 90 once the dust settles.

Home Court Advantage

Donald Trump picked up the largest percentage of votes among the three candidates in their home states, but the raw vote total tells a different story.

Percentage Results in Respective Home States:

Donald Trump: 60.5%

John Kasich: 46.8%

Ted Cruz: 43.8%

Voting Results in Respective Home States:

Ted Cruz: 1,239,000

John Kasich: 957,000+

Donald Trump: 519,000+

Exit Poll Surprise

Typically, Democrats have issues with big business and Wall Street, but this election season exit polling showed surprising data on the GOP side. New York Republicans --- 48 percent --- say Wall Street is actually hurting rather than helping the U.S.

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Sen. Ted Cruz: NOBODY should be afraid of Trump's Supreme Court justice pick

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to weigh in on President Donald Trump's potential Supreme Court nominees and talk about his timely new book, "One Vote Away: How a Single Supreme Court Seat Can Change History."

Sen. Cruz argued that, while Congressional Democrats are outraged over President Trump's chance at a third court appointment, no one on either side should be afraid of a Supreme Court justice being appointed if it's done according to the founding documents. That's why it's crucial that the GOP fills the vacant seat with a true constitutionalist.

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Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to talk about why he believes President Donald Trump will nominate Judge Amy Coney Barrett to fill the Supreme Court vacancy created by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death.

Lee, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee that will consider and vote on the nominee, also weighed in on another Supreme Court contender: Judge Barbara Lagoa. Lee said he would not be comfortable confirming Lagoa without learning more about her history as it pertains to upholding the U.S. Constitution.

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This week on the Glenn Beck Podcast, Glenn spoke with Vox co-founder Matthew Yglesias about his new book, "One Billion Americans: The Case for Thinking Bigger."

Matthew and Glenn agree that, while conservatives and liberals may disagree on a lot, we're not as far apart as some make it seem. If we truly want America to continue doing great things, we must spend less time fighting amongst ourselves.

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'A convenient boogeyman for misinformation artists': Why is the New York Times defending George Soros?

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On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Tuesday, Glenn discussed the details of a recent New York Times article that claims left-wing billionaire financier George Soros "has become a convenient boogeyman for misinformation artists who have falsely claimed that he funds spontaneous Black Lives Matter protests as well as antifa, the decentralized and largely online, far-left activist network that opposes President Trump."

The Times article followed last week's bizarre Fox News segment in which former House Speaker Newt Gingrich appeared to be censored for criticizing Soros (read more here). The article also labeled Glenn a "conspiracy theorist" for his tweet supporting Gingrich.

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