Thursday, May 26, 2016

Trump reaches number of delegates needed to clinch GOP nomination for president

Associated Press

Donald Trump on Thursday reached the number of delegates needed to clinch the Republican nomination for president, completing an unlikely rise that has upended the political landscape and sets the stage for a bitter fall campaign.
Trump was put over the top in the Associated Press delegate count by a small number of the party's unbound delegates who told the AP they would support him at the convention. Among them is Oklahoma GOP Chairwoman Pam Pollard.
“I think he has touched a part of our electorate that doesn't like where our country is,” Pollard said. “I have no problem supporting Mr. Trump.”
It takes 1,237 delegates to win the Republican nomination for president. Trump has reached 1,238, according to the AP count. With 303 delegates at stake in five state primaries, icluding California, on June 7, Trump will easily pad his total, avoiding a contested convention in Cleveland in July.

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Published on May 26, 2016
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