Indiana Victory, Ted Cruz's Presidential Bid Suspension Clear Donald Trump's Way To GOP Nomination
May 04, 2016 01:27 AM EDT
Donald Trump just won the Indiana Primary clearing his path to the GOP nomination. He needs only 190 delegates in order to reach the needed 1,237 delegates and many are projecting that he will get more than that.
In a report by The Wall Street Journal, there are nine more states such as Nebraska, West Virginia, and California in the coming weeks and it would require less than half of the remaining delegates for him to become the nominee for the Republican Party.
AOL News also reported that Texas Senator Ted Cruz has postponed his campaign after the results were in. Ohio Governor John Kasich will continue with his White House bid but he is in the distant third as per the ranking. He only has 153 delegates supporting him.
Cruz initially thought that he could win Indiana as he and Kasich had a deal of dividing their campaign efforts in Indiana, New Mexico, and Oregon. Cruz took on Indiana while Kasich took on New Mexico and Oregon as part of their effort to curb Trump from getting more delegates pledging their support for the frontrunner.
In a statement released by Cruz and his campaign regarding the suspension of his presidential bid, he apologized that the path has been foreclosed as the voters chose another path. He added that with a heavy heart, they are suspending their campaign but he is not suspending their fight for liberty, CBS News reported.
Following the Indiana primary results, the campaign manager of Kasich, John Weaver, said that the results will not alter the campaign plans of the Ohio governor as they would still continue hoping for an open convention.
Katie Packer, who leads an anti-Trump super PAC, said that her group will still fight against the frontrunner as there is still a month before the California primary.
Trump is said to be viewed unfavorably by 65 percent of voters, which is higher than the 58 percent of his Democratic counterpart, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.