Trump Has Enough Delegates to Win GOP Nomination for President
Donald Trump has reached the number of delegates necessary to take the Republican nomination, according to an Associated Press tally.
The news agency reported Thursday that unbound delegates in the party said they would support the real estate mogul at the national convention in July.
It means that Trump has reached 1,238 delegates, The AP reported — one more than the 1,237 needed to win the nomination. There are still 303 delegates up for grabs in five state primaries on June 7.
"I think he has touched a part of our electorate that doesn't like where our country is," said Oklahoma GOP chairwoman Pam Pollard, who told The AP she would be backing him. "I have no problem supporting Mr. Trump."
Steve House, chairman of the Colorado Republican Party and an unbound delegate, also told the news agency that he would be supporting Trump, saying he likes the billionaire's background as a businessman.
"Leadership is leadership. If he can surround himself with the political talent, I think he will be fine," he said.
Republicans will finalize the party's nomination at the GOP convention. If Trump is confirmed as the nominee, he will either face Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders, who are battling for the Democrat nomination.