Thursday, April 28, 2016 – 03:00 p.m.
Republican Front-Runner Donald Trump is firmly in the driver’s seat in reaching a first ballot GOP convention nomination.
The updated delegate count as of Thursday afternoon has Trump at 992 delegates.
Trump’s big boost comes out of the state of Pennsylvania, where, so far, thirty-eight unbound delegates have already committed to vote for the billionaire on the first ballot. The commitments now give Trump 55 of the state’s 71 delegates. Of that total, 17 are bound to Trump.
Trump also received a few more delegates from final vote tallies in the other state’s voting on on Tuesday, taking all delegates in Connecticut, Delaware and Maryland.
It’s no surprise given Trump won every county in all five states.
Texas U.S. Senator Ted Cruz only captured 3 delegates on Tuesday giving him a total of 562.
Cruz now sits 430 delegates behind Trump.
The ridiculous move to select Former HP Executive Carly Fiorina as his running mate is a dud, along with his alliance with Ohio Governor John Kasich.
Indiana supporters of Kasich now appear to be siding with Trump and against Cruz.
It should be noted that Trump has already surpassed Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney’s vote total from 2012. The amount of voters that Trump has attracted to the party is amazing.
New nationwide polling now has Trump and Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in a virtual tie, with a recognition by the pollsters and mainstream networks that Trump can actually win the presidency.
It’s easily foreseeable that Trump could secure 1,400 plus delegates on the first ballot, with more unbound delegates jumping on board after he secures the minimum 1,237 required for nomination.