Trump has 81 percent of delegates needed to win nomination

AP News
|
Posted: Apr 29, 2016 3:03 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump has picked up two more delegates in Rhode Island, giving him 81 percent of the delegates needed to clinch the nomination and avoid a contested convention.

The billionaire businessman needs to win 48 percent of the remaining delegates to clinch the nomination by the end of the primaries. He has won a majority of the delegates allocated so far.

Trump won the Rhode Island primary on Tuesday in a landslide. The Rhode Island GOP says Trump got 12 delegates, Ohio Gov. John Kasich got five and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz got two.

The AP delegate count:

Trump: 996.

Cruz: 565.

Kasich: 153.