Trump Only Needs About 100 Delegates To Win Nomination


Following Donald Trump’s wins in W. Virginia and Nebraska he only needs about 100 delegates to become the Republican nominee. The Hill reports:

Donald Trump is only about about 100 delegates short in the remaining GOP contests to formally clinch the Republican presidential nomination.

As of 10:45 a.m. Wednesday, The Associated Press had awarded the presumptive nominee 31 out of West Virginia’s 34 delegates, with results showing him garnering 77 percent of the vote. If he is awarded all 34 delegates, that total, along with Nebraska’s winner-take-all 36 delegates, would put him just 99 delegates shy of the 1,237 needed to officially clinch the nomination.

The real estate mogul typically delivers a victory speech on primary nights, but his campaign instead sent out a statement thanking voters in both states.

“It is a great honor to have won both West Virginia and Nebraska, especially by such massive margins,” Trump said in a statement.”

AL News gives us details on the remainder of the race.

There are 28 Republican delegates available in May 17’s Oregon primary and 44 up for grabs in the Washington primary on May 24. The exit of Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and Ohio Gov. John Kasich all but guaranteed Trump the delegates but it will take until the June 7 primaries in California, Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico and South Dakota to give him the needed number of delegates.

Here is the remainder of the primary schedule:

Tuesday, May 17

Kentucky Democratic primary – 61 delegates

Oregon primary – 28 Republican delegates, 72 Democratic, delegates awarded proportionally

Tuesday, May 24

Washington Republican primary – 44 delegates, delegates awarded proportionally

Saturday, June 4

Virgin Island Democratic caucus – 12 delegates

Sunday, June 5

Puerto Rico Democratic caucus – 67 delegates

Tuesday, June 7

California – 172 Republican delegates, 546 Democratic, delegates awarded proportionally

Montana – 27 Republican delegates, 27 Democratic, winner-take-all

New Jersey – 51 Republican delegates, 142 Democratic, winner-take-all

New Mexico – 24 Republican delegates, 43 Democratic delegates, delegates awarded proportionately

North Dakota Democratic caucus – 23 delegates

South Dakota – 29 Republican delegates, 25 Democratic, winner-take-all

Tuesday, June 14

District of Columbia Democratic caucus – 46 delegates