Businessman Donald Trump leads all Republican candidates with at least 678 delegates after Tuesday’s big night.
1,237 delegates are needed for the nomination.
There are 20 contests left.
Donald Trump needs 559 delegates to wrap up the nomination.
11 of those states are winner-take-all states.
If Donald Trump wins the states marked red-orange he will add an additional 435 delegates to his total.
Via No Quarters:
That means he would only need 129 more delegates in the final eight proportional states to wrap up the nomination.
Trump will likely wrap up the election by the end of May.
No Quarters reported:
There are 312 delegates at stake in the final eight contests (New Mexico, Oregon, Washington State, West Virginia, Rhode Island, New York, Connecticut and Utah). That means Trump only needs to win 42% of the delegates in each of those states. Connecticut, New York, Rhode Island and West Virginia account for 176 votes. Anyone believe that Ted Cruz will do better than 20% in those states?
Are the pundits stupid or liars? They are one or both. Otherwise I have no explanation for their refusal to clearly and simply explain the delegate math to the public. It appears they deliberately want to keep people in the dark and on edge about a potential war in Cleveland, Ohio.
The facts are clear–the delegate numbers are trending in Trump’s favor and, barring a disaster, he will continue to close the deal by the end of May.