The GOP establishment has been trying to stop Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump for months now. However, this week, the RNC made an announcement that will undoubtedly come as very good news to The Donald and his supporters.
For weeks, everyone has been focused on the number 1,237, which is the number Trump would need to secure a first-ballot nomination at the Republican National Convention. However, on Wednesday, Republican National Committee member Randy Evans revealed that Trump actually only needs 1,100 delegates to get the nomination.
“If Donald Trump exceeds 1,100 votes, he will become the nominee even though he may not have 1,237,” Evans said, according to Western Journalism. “If he gets less than 1,000 delegates, then I think we’re looking at contested convention that could go on for many, many days.”
Evans went on to say if Trump is “in the middle … 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 (Sen. Ted) Cruz or Trump over the finish line. Now we won’t know that until we get past California in June.”
“Evans’ comment is good news for Trump if it’s a sentiment shared by other RNC members, since Trump is at risk of falling short of a majority of delegates by the time of the convention in July. But Evans also warned that if Trump slips much more, the nomination would likely fall to someone else,” wrote Michele Hickford, Managing Editor on Allen B. West.
This news means that Trump is even closer to securing the nomination than we thought. SHARE this story if you’re a proud Trump supporter!