Guest post by Joe Hoft
THANKS TO DONALD TRUMP — GOP BREAKS PRIMARY TURNOUT RECORD
According to AP and Real Clear Politics – Donald Trump Awarded 1,239 Delegates –Enough to Win Nomination
The AP and Real Clear Politics today reported that Donald Trump surpassed the number of delegates needed to win the Republican nomination for President. With the delegates awarded from his win Tuesday in the state of Washington and additional delegates reporting predominantly in Pennsylvania and North Dakota, Trump surpassed this magic number today.
The Republican Party started the year with 17 bona fide candidates in the race. This was more than any major party ever. In spite of this, Trump has now accumulated 57% of all Republican delegates to date and enough to win the nomination. (Note that the Green Papers website has yet to record Trump going over the top.)