Ted Cruz now mathematically eliminated from clinching GOP nomination before convention

Not really surprising:

NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump is now the only Republican candidate with any chance of clinching the nomination before the convention.

Ted Cruz was mathematically eliminated Tuesday after Trump’s big win in the New York primary.

Trump won at least 89 of the 95 delegates at stake. John Kasich won at least three and Cruz was in danger of being shut out.

There aren’t enough delegates left in future contests for either Cruz or Kasich to reach the 1,237 delegates needed to win the GOP nomination. Their only hope is to block Trump and force a contested convention.

It’s going to be Hillary (sorry Bernie supporters) vs. Trump in the general. This talk about a contested convention is fun to talk about when you have so many pundits who need to justify their existence but Trump is too far out ahead now.


  1. I really hope Trump gets the nomination because that means Hillary easily wins POTUS, makes SCOTUS go left, and causes a down-ticket flip of the Senate (and maybe the House).

    I purposely voted for Trump in my state’s primary because he polls the worst against Hillary and Bernie.

    1. I think you might be disregarding the extremely large number of disenfranchised Bernie voters who will actually pull the lever for Trump because they hate Hillary that much.

      I see it quite a lot these days. It’s kind of weird.

      1. It’s easy for them to be disenfranchised now. A lot harder to be come November and their other choice is Cruz or Trump.

        Kind of like back in 2008 when Hillary supporters said they weren’t going to vote for Obama……. Then in comes Sarah Palin.

        Primary season is just weird.

  2. I’m supporting Bernie (I’m an old lady, not a millennial), but will vote for Hillary for President. I can’t imagine any sane, educated person voting for Trump, or Cruz for that matter, for President of the US. I know when Hillary gets the nomination that the opposition will pull out everything from Benghazi and the emails to stuff from the 90s. I’m really putting the pressure on my millennial grandchildren to vote this year–for any Democrat.

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