After Donald Trump’s massive victory on Tuesday night, the calls are growing for Texas Senator Ted Cruz to end his White House bid. which seems nearly impossible to achieve.
As The New York Times points out, Cruz needs a whopping 87% of the remaining delegates to secure the nomination:
Donald J. Trump’s series of victories on Tuesday extended his delegate lead and forced Senator Marco Rubio of Florida out of the presidential race. Mr. Trump’s path to winning enough delegates to secure the Republican nomination is not assured, but he is in a strong position.
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If Mr. Trump maintains his current level of support in the remaining races, he would almost certainly secure the nomination.
After Tuesday’s contests, no other candidate retains a real chance of capturing the delegates required to win the nomination outright. Mr. Rubio dropped out, Gov. John Kasich of Ohio is too far behind, and Senator Ted Cruz of Texas would need to win the vast majority of the remaining delegates — a near impossibility.
Donald Trump can win the nomination if he continues on his current trajectory.
Ted Cruz would need to win 87% of the remaining delegates – a near impossibility.
The question remains, will establishment Republicans, like Cruz, end their campaign for the good of the party and endorse Trump? Here’s a video on the current state of the race:
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