Also posted by Jim Hoft at www.thegatewaypundit.com
After sweeping all five primaries that occurred this past week (Connecticut, Rhode Island, Delaware, Maryland and Pennsylvania) Trump has a total of 994 delegates.
Cruz currently shows with 566 delegates and there are only 572 delegates remaining. Cruz needs 671 delegates to win the nomination and therefore he is mathematically eliminated from the race.
However, Trump will win the nomination on June 7th –
Based on current delegate counts Trump could win all the delegates in the elections between now and June 7th and will still not have quite enough to win the nomination before this date. Trump has a tremendous amount of momentum and will win most, if not all of these delegates. Trump will win the nomination outright on June 7th.
Trump could lose 8 of the 10 remaining states (Indiana, Nebraska, West Virginia, Oregon, Washington, Montana, New Mexico and South Dakota) and yet still win the nomination with wins in New Jersey and California and good showings in the primaries that award delegates proportionally. Because of this, it is very clear that Trump will win the nomination on June 7th.
As previously noted –
** Trump leads all Republican candidates with 994 delegates and has more delegates than all the other Republican candidates combined.
** Trump now leads all Republican and Democratic candidates with 23 primary wins (Cruz has 4 while Hillary has 21).
** Trump leads all candidates in states won – 26 – now more than half of the US.
** Trump needs only 42% of the remaining outstanding delegates to win the nomination
We would also predict that Carly Fiorina will serve as the shortest termed Vice Presidential candidate in US history but it is highly unlikely that Cruz will resign from the campaign, even after an Indiana loss, until June 7th.
Hat tip Jim Hoft