Donald Trump gets “back to work” with a huge rally at a Maryland high school Wednesday as Trump works to build on his revived momentum after a massive victory in the New York Primary on Tuesday. Trump, in his home state, trounced rivals Ohio Governor John Kasich and Texas Senator Ted Cruz, capturing over 60 percent of the Republican vote.
More importantly, Trump walked away with at least 89 of the state’s 95 delegates, giving the real estate mogul a total of 846 as he pushes to reach the required 1,237 total he’ll need to lock down the Republican presidential nomination before the party’s national convention gets underway on July 18 in Cleveland.
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If Trump fails to secure 1,237 delegates — a majority of the available Republican delegates — during the primary campaign, he risks facing an “open convention,” meaning that after the delegates cast their first ballots and no candidate has won a majority, even delegates who had been bound by party rules to vote for Trump, that is, delegates won by Trump by getting votes, will no longer remain obligated to vote for him.
An open convention is the only way that Trump can lose the nomination, after his resounding new York victory. Accodring to calculations by ABC News, both Cruz and Kasich are now mathematically eliminated from reaching 1,237.
Trump was hailed for his victory speech on Tuesday, which pundits described as marking an attempt by Trump to appear more dignified and “presidential” than in prior victory speeches. Gone were the once-frequent references to “Lyin’ Ted Cruz,” and instead, Trump pledged to “get back to work” within hours of his New York triumph.
Watch the full, but brief Donald Trump victory speech from New York Tuesday night in the video below.
To watch a full replay of Wednesday’s Donald Trump rally at Stephen Decatur High School in Ocean Park, Maryland, click on the video below.
While Donald Trump went out of his way to appear more restrained than previously in his victory speech, observers noted that Trump was accompanied at the speech by one of his chief New York campaign surrogates, Trump’s fellow real estate mogul Carl Paladino.
Paladino gained the state’s Republican nomination for New York governor in 2010, running as Tea Party candidate who espoused such positions as turning state prisons into special housing for welfare recipients where they would learn “personal hygiene.”