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WASHINGTON — Donald Trump reached the number of delegates needed to clinch the Republican nomination for president Thursday, completing an unlikely rise that has upended the political landscape and set the stage for a bitter fall campaign.
The good news for Trump, reported by The Associated Press after a nationwide survey of unbound delegates, was tempered by continuing problems for his campaign. Those include the abrupt departure of Trump’s political director and continuing resistance by many Republican leaders to declare their support for his upstart candidacy.
Trump was put over the top in the AP delegate count by a small number of the party’s unbound delegates who told the AP they would support him at the national convention in July. Among them was Oklahoma GOP chairwoman Pam Pollard.
“I think he has touched a part of our electorate that doesn’t like where our country is,” Pollard said. “I have no problem supporting Mr. Trump.”
originally posted by: ipsedixit
People want change and they are determined to support the candidate who represents the most marked diversion from the status quo, or at least who says that's what he represents.
Americans are desperate enough to try anything and Trump is the anything they are going to try.
originally posted by: MystikMushroom
Trump getting the GOP nomination for reals:
Forcing the DNC to really, REALLY think twice about running Hillary.
Hell, there may be a mass defection of super delegates now to the Sanders camp.
originally posted by: JaMeDoIt
Change yes...but do we need a 360?
Hell, there may be a mass defection of super delegates now to the Sanders camp
originally posted by: Aazadan
a reply to: UKTruth
I never claimed to be all that smart, perhaps you can explain it to me since the article wasn't clear enough.