Donald Trump officially clinched Republican GOP nomination
Donald Trump hit 1,237 delegates — the magic number that gives him a majority — after a small number of unbound party delegates that told the news service that they would support him.
Trump has been the only remaining GOP candidate in the race since early this month, when rivals Ted Cruz and John Kasich dropped out, the Associated Press first reported Thursday.
The presumptive nominee had been very close to clinching the nomination for a little over a week, needing fewer than 100 more delegates. The current count from multiple news organizations puts Trump at 1,238.
The newly pledged unbound delegates include Oklahoma Republican Party Chairwoman Pam Pollard, who told the AP that Trump “has touched a part of our electorate that doesn’t like where our country is.”
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