Chances For Brokered GOP Convention Look Good
After Tuesday, Donald Trump is running out of time to clinch the nomination before the GOP convention.By Zach Toombs | March 16, 2016
With Marco Rubio out and Donald Trump still winning big, there’s only one real way the GOP will keep the nomination from Trump. Let’s talk about that.
So, here are the three remaining Republican candidates and their delegate counts, keeping in mind that 1,237 delegates gives you the nomination. Trump picked up Florida’s 99 delegates but none of Ohio’s 66, which went to Kasich. Now, there’s no mathematical way for Kasich to hit the target delegate number, so let’s put him aside for the moment. Ted Cruz theoretically could hit that number, but he’d have to win about eight out of 10 voters in the rest of the race. Doesn’t look like that’s going to happen.
But here’s why Ohio was so important Tuesday, even with the fact that Kasich has already been mathematically eliminated.