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Trump delegate count reaches the magic number




NEW YORK – Real estate mogul Donald J. Trump now has enough GOP delegates committed to him to win the party's nomination, AP is reporting Thursday.

AP is reporting that it had found Trump had reached the magic number, put over the edge by a small number of unbound party delegates that told the outlet that they would support him.

Trump had been very close to clinching the nomination and was fewer than 100 delegates away from the necessary 1,237 delegates in the Associated Press delegate tracker. The new count finds Trump at 1,238.

The businessman had been expected to hit that number soon, with 303 delegates up for grabs in five primaries held June 7.

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