US presidential elections 2016 candidate Donald Trump got the required delegate count to secure and make his Republican nomination official in his battle against Hillary Clinton.
Trump’s number of delegates on Thursday have reached a sufficient count to win the Republican nomination for the US presidential battle. With a very small number of delegates, the candidate has now grabbed one ballot more than the 1,237 votes, the minimum figure needed to achieve and secure a party nomination. The supporting delegates told the AP that they would back up Trump at the national convention scheduled in July. Among those who claimed to favour Trump is Oklahoma GOP Chairwoman Pam Pollard.
“I think he has touched a part of our electorate that doesn’t like where our country is,” Pollard said as quoted by News.com.au. “I have no problem supporting Mr. Trump.” Trump managed to secure 1,238 delegates. He is also the remaining Republican candidate to contest for elections following the drop of two more Republican choices, Ted Cruz and John Kasich. With his win on the number of required delegates for the US presidential elections 2016, he gets a chance to avoid the party convention to be held in July, which is the final party nomination hurdle.
DW.com reported some candidates as saying that they would support Trump out of a sense of obligation as he won the primary ballots in the states they belonged to. Pittsburgh delegate Cameron Linton claimed that Trump won the primary in his district and hence, he would support him on his first convention ballot. “If there’s a second ballot I won’t vote for Donald Trump,” Linton said. “He’s ridiculous. There’s no other way to say it.”
Trump has been a candidate who has been speaking about the state of the nation from the sidelines but has never taken official charge. The Colorado Republican Party Chairman Steve House said that if Trump remains surrounded by political talents, he would be fine in holding office.