Trump on track to win GOP nomination on first ballot, delegate analysis finds

May 3, 2016

Donald Trump was only a tad presumptuous when on April 26 he said, “I consider myself the presumptive nominee — absolutely.”

The boastful billionaire actually does appear on his way to owning the 1,237 first-ballot votes needed to win the nomination, according to The Washington Times state-by-state delegate-allocation analysis.

Astoundingly, it looks like the Donald can get to a majority without any unbound but voluntarily committed delegates added to his total.

Going into Indiana’s Tuesday primary, the TV showman of “you’re fired” fame is short of a majority by a bit over 200 bound delegates — that is, delegates allocated to him based on state primaries or caucuses.

  • used_to_be_a_liberal

    Some might find this interesting, The following are the results of a poll.
    Will Donald Trump

    1) Which Presidential candidate is best for the overall economy?

    Hillary Clinton 556 – 2%
    Ted Cruz 2278 – 10%
    John Kasich 796 – 3%
    Bernie Sanders 295 – 1%
    Donald Trump 18994 – 83%

    2) Which Presidential candidate is most likely to hurt the economy if they win?

    Hillary Clinton 12303 – 54%
    Ted Cruz 963 – 4%
    John Kasich 149 – 1%
    Bernie Sanders 8128 – 35%
    Donald Trump 1361 – 6%

    3) Your stock market portfolio is most likely to rise if this candidate is elected…

    Hillary Clinton 1017 – 5%
    Ted Cruz 2065 – 9%
    John Kasich 716 – 3%
    Bernie Sanders 304 – 1%
    Donald Trump 18388 – 82%

    4) I believe this candidate will create the most jobs while in office…

    Hillary Clinton 535 – 2%
    Ted Cruz 2082 – 9%
    John Kasich 657 – 3%
    Bernie Sanders 302 – 1%
    Donald Trump 19212 – 84%

    5) Regardless of party affiliation who do you think will win the 2016 election for President?

    Hillary Clinton 2179 – 10%
    Ted Cruz 2447 – 11%
    John Kasich 291 – 1%
    Bernie Sanders 285 – 1%
    Donald Trump 17506 – 77%

    6) Do you believe that a stock market crash is possible in the next 18 months?

    Yes 18650 – 83%
    No 3870 – 17%

  • 3CatLady

    However, Cruz people are still attempting to sway delegates to support him verses support the candidate that the state voters want. In other states, it sounds like some delegates are wishy-washy when it comes to doing what the voters have mandated. Lets not discuss the delegates gathered in Colorado and Wyoming. Now either Georgia or South Carolina delegates are being “persuaded” to support Cruz. I may have this wrong but if Trump doesn’t get the nod on the first ballot, chaos will ensue at the national convention and the Republican Party may be irreparably damaged for as long as the voter’s memory lasts. .


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