Ted Cruz may be out of the presidential race by the end of April if the delegate counts numbers and poll numbers continue at the current rate. According to a projected delegate breakdown published by The Gateway Pundit, the current delegate counts and poll numbers suggest that it may be mathematically impossible for Ted Cruz to reach the required count needed in order to win the Republican presidential nomination.
By now, most Americans are aware that Ted Cruz will need 1,237 delegates to win the Republican nomination but, in approximately three weeks, there is a strong possibility he will not be able to reach that number, according to political writer Jim Hoft.
Here’s a brief recap of the Republican presidential primary delegate results as of April 4.
According to the delegate results graph, Ted Cruz only has 475 delegates. Even if Ted Cruz takes the win in Wisconsin, a critical delegate state, it still would not be enough for him to win the nomination by April 26. One of the biggest problems Ted Cruz is facing centers around the state of New York. As expected, New York voters predominantly consist of Donald Trump supporters.
In fact, Real Clear Politics reports that Donald Trump is currently leading in the state of New York by more than 36 percent in the polls. New York normally has a Republican primary where the delegates are divided comparatively. But, even if Ted Cruz were to win a third of the New York delegates, it still would not be enough for him to win the nomination.
Since there are five Republican presidential primaries left and three of those five states are winner take all (WTA) on the East coast, there’s a very strong possibility that Ted Cruz could fall short since Donald Trump is heavily supported on his own turf. Trump could actually win all three WTA states since he’s already leading in the polls in Maryland and Pennsylvania. Even in states where there is no polling, there is a strong possibility Ted Cruz is trailing.
— Joe Hoft (@joehoft) April 3, 2016
In addition to the mathematical breakdown that could derail Ted Cruz’s presidential campaign, he is also plagued with other issues – a sex scandal, infidelity rumors, a cyber war with Anonymous, and accusations about fraudulent activity while on the campaign trail.
But, despite all of the rumors and sex scandal allegations attempting to destroy Ted Cruz’s presidential campaign, he still maintains his innocence and adamantly insists he’s never cheated on his wife. According to ABC News, Ted Cruz has finally addressed the rumors fueled by the scandalous string of reports recently published by the National Enquirer. For those who missed it, Ted Cruz was blasted by media outlets after it was reported that he’d been involved with a prostitution ring.
"Cruz insists he's always been faithful to wife amid claims that he is to be named in DC Madam Prostitute scandal" – https://t.co/KgmGB2a4vI
— Craig Rozniecki (@CraigRozniecki) April 4, 2016
“I have not. That attack was complete and utter garbage. It was complete lies. And it came from Donald Trump and his henchmen,” Cruz said. “Those reports, they’re not a little bit true, not slightly true.”
Although Ted Cruz has blamed Donald Trump for the reports, Breitbart News recently revealed an insider associated with Marco Rubio actually offered details about the rumors but the publication refused to publish the story due to insufficient factual information, according to the Daily Beast. However, the allegations about Ted Cruz’s sex life haven’t stopped there. He’s also been attacked by the hacktivist group Anonymous.
— JP Moore #Trump (@Campaign_Trump) April 4, 2016
Ted Cruz has been accused of running a fraudulent presidential campaign and Anonymous wants him out of the race. Anonymous made headlines over the past couple weeks, claiming to have proof of Ted Cruz’s infidelity. In fact, the hacktivist group has even threatened to air his dirty laundry if he doesn’t suspend his presidential campaign.
At this point, no one can really determine what the future holds for Ted Cruz. But, of course, there are a number of factors working against him and he’s probably fighting more battles to defend his personal life and character than any other candidate. However, Americans will just have to wait until April 26 to see how things turn out. Do you think Ted Cruz has a chance of winning the Republican nomination? Share your thoughts.
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