Indiana results are in and it’s clear that the race is over for the GOP. Ted Cruz has suspended his campaign, and the eGOP looks like they have accepted the inevitable, the thing they pulled all stops out to prevent, Trump will the nominee for the Republican Party. Or will he?
Trump has defied all odds from the very start of the campaign. And as the Indiana polls close and Trump racks up the delegates, most of America has either voted for Trump or expected him to get the nomination. After weeks of speculation of a contested convention, it’s even clearer now that Trump will have the 1237 to get the party spot. But even with all this, Reince Priebus is cautiously conceding defeat and even more cautiously welcoming Trump into the party.
Priebus also called for everyone to pull together to beat Hillary.
CNN reports: Donald Trump is the presumptive Republican presidential nominee following a decisive victory in the Indiana primary and the decision by Ted Cruz to drop out of the race.Though Trump has not formally secured the 1,237 delegates he needs to win the nomination — and likely won’t until June — there is no serious opposition left to block his path.“It is a beautiful thing to watch, and a beautiful thing to behold,” Trump said during a victory speech. “We are going to make America great again.”Cruz tried everything to pull off a last-ditch win in Indiana, including the unusual move of selecting Carly Fiorina as his running mate even though he wasn’t the nominee. He also forged a pact with John Kasich that would allow him to focus on Indiana while the Ohio governor would devote his time to later states.But none of the moves worked.
“We left it all on the field in Indiana. We gave it everything we’ve got but the voters chose another path,” Cruz said. “So with a heavy heart but with boundless optimism for the long-term future of our nation, we are suspending our campaign.”With 69% of the vote in at 8:50 p.m. ET, Trump was in the lead with 52.7% of the vote while Cruz was at 36.9%. Kasich was at 7.8%.Following Cruz’s speech, Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus tweeted Trump is now the presumptive nominee and encouraged the party to “unite and focus on defeating” Hillary Clinton.