Trump cements position as presumptive nominee
WASHINGTON (AP) — You can forget about a contested Republican convention this summer, regardless of how many GOP politicians come out against Donald Trump.
With his victories Tuesday, Trump now has at least 1,239 bound delegates who are required by party rules to vote for him at the convention. It takes 1,237 delegates to win the GOP nomination.
Trump also has public support from 95 unbound delegates, but they could possibly change their minds and switch to another candidate.
Several Republicans in Congress are criticizing Trump for saying that a federal judge could not preside fairly over a case involving Trump University because of his Mexican heritage.
GOP Senator Jeff Flake of Arizona said Trump’s comments could spur talk of a challenge at the convention.