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Appearing on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” this morning, a member of the Republican National Committee blew the lid off of what was previously thought needed to secure the spot as the Republican Nominee for President.
Instead of the 1,237 delegates previously thought to be required in order to hold a majority, and therefore attain the nomination, Randy Evans sad that in actuality, 1,100 would be all the Trump would need in order to win.
“If Donald Trump exceeds 1,100 votes, he will become the nominee even though he may not have 1,237,” Evans said.
This new revelation is great news for the Trump campaign, as the Establishment Elites have been doing their utmost to deny him every delegate they can throughout the election cycle. By the time the convention comes about in July, Trump just might be able to crack the new magic number of 1,100 delegates.
But Evans also warned that unless Trump steps up his game and makes a concerted effort to achieve more delegates quickly, the nomination will likely fall to someone else.
“If he gets less than 1,000 delegates, then I think we’re looking at a contested convention that could go on for many, many days,” Evans said.
“And then in the middle, there’s that grey area between 1,000 and 1,100, and that’s where the unbound delegates or the delegates that have been released by other candidates come into play to see if there are enough of those to get either Cruz or Trump over the finish line,” he added.
As it stands now, Trump is beating Cruz in secured delegates with a tally of 743 to Cruz’s 545, however next week’s New York primary is expected to be a landslide for Trump, which should propel him even further, and widen his lead above Cruz.
— Morning Joe (@Morning_Joe) April 13, 2016