Trump received the most votes of any Republican presidential candidate ever
Trump received more votes than President George W. Bush in 2004 and 2012 Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, top vote-receiving nominees. Bush received more than 62 million votes, while Romney won more than 60.9 million votes.
The result can be partially attributed to a growing population. Votes are still being counted across the country.Trump trails Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton by nearly 3 million overall votes. She recently surpassed 65.5 million overall, behind only President Barack Obama's 2008 and 2012 totals of nearly 69.5 million and 65.9 million.
As a result, Trump's overall percentage of the popular vote is 46.2%, lower than that of past nominees Romney, Bush, Ronald Reagan, Richard Nixon, and Gerald Ford.