Trump Nearly Sweeps New York, Takes Almost All State Delgates: What Happens Next

Tyler Durden's picture

Putting much of the recent doubts about his slowing momentum to the side, Donald Trump roared to a major victory in New York last night, collecting over 60% of the vote which will see him come away with a huge haul of delegates that moves him closer to the GOP presidential nomination.

Trump began the night with 756 delegates, according to The Associated Press. He appears poised to take 89 of the 95 delegates that were up for grabs in New York. That would bring Trump’s total to 856 delegates, putting him 68 percent of the way to the 1,237 needed to clinch the nomination before the Republican National Convention in July.

With his latest 845 delegates, he remains some 392 short of the 1,237 needed for the nomination. There are only 674 delegates still up for grabs in contests between now and the last day of elections on June 7, and Trump would need to win about 58 percent of them to secure the nomination.

As the WSJ adds, the sweeping victory across the state, Trump is below the critical 50% threshold in just four of the state’s 27 congressional districts, eliminated rival Ted Cruz from having any mathematical chance of winning the nomination outside of a contested convention. It left Trump as the only candidate who can become the party’s nominee without a floor fight in Cleveland.

Trump would claim all of New York’s delegates if he won 50% of the statewide vote, a mark he surpassed easily, and 50% of the vote in each congressional district, a threshold he will nearly meet.

However, going forward it's not all smooth sailing: regardless of his final delegate haul in New York, a series of potential potholes remain on Trump’s road to the GOP nomination. He must win 64% of the bound delegates, those obligated to support a particular candidate on the first convention vote, that remain in the 15 states yet to hold primaries.

If Cruz prevails in a series of May contests in Indiana, Nebraska, Washington and Oregon, he can stop  Trump from reaching 1,237 delegates and send the Republican contest to a desperate scramble for unbound delegates and a multiple-ballot scenario unseen since Thomas E. Dewey won the party’s 1948 nomination on the third ballot.

Even with his convincing win in the New York primary, Trump will be forced to fight state-by-state for delegates through the end of the GOP nominating calendar on June 7, when California’s 172 delegates will be at stake. Trump just began hiring California staff this month, once new top aide Paul Manafort took control of most campaign operations.

Whether Trump hits 1,237 is likely to remain uncertain until the final day of elections on June 7, after all of the votes are counted at the congressional district level in California, the largest delegates prize on the map. If Cruz is successful in blocking Trump, according to the Hill he’ll become the favorite to emerge as the party’s nominee at a contested convention.

The Texas senator has proven far better than Trump at getting his supporters elected as delegates, even in states that Trump won, such as Georgia and South Carolina. These delegates will be bound to Trump for the first vote at the convention in Cleveland in July. But if Trump fails to win the nomination on that first ballot, many will be able to move their support to Cruz, potentially pushing him across the 1,237-delegates threshold.

In his victory remarks Tuesday night, Trump acknowledged that he has been outfoxed by the Cruz forces and warned unbound delegates who could swing the nomination away from him not to do so. "Nobody should get delegates unless they get those delegates from voters and voting,” Trump said. “It’s a crooked system; it’s a system that’s rigged. We’re going to be going back to the old ways: You get votes and you win.”

At the same time, Trump’s campaign is preparing to put up a fight for unbound delegates in Pennsylvania, a task that Trump’s allies have failed to accomplish in a series of states in the last month. The jockeying over the Keystone State’s convention-goers is expected to be fierce, because 54 of 71 delegates to Cleveland won’t be bound to any candidate. Potential delegates’ presidential preferences won’t be noted on the Pennsylvania ballot.

Meanwhile, John Kasich, who stands to get the remaining New York delegates, has been eliminated from winning outright for months but is also sticking around in hopes of blocking Trump from the nomination. 

He has argued that polls show he is the only Republican candidate who can beat likely Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.

Meanwhile, when looking at Trump's market-based odds, after slumping as low as the mid-40s one month ago, according to PredictIt his chance of grabbing the GOP nomination is back to recent highs, with some 63% odds.

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j0nx's picture

Manafort needs to start doing his fng job and stop Cruz from peeling all of his boss' delegates away like he has been for the past month under the gaze of Manafort.

Looney's picture

No matter who gets nominated by each party and, ultimately, gets “elected”, the money printing will continue unabated, the MIC will continue to flourish, and all of us will continue to get mounted like a goat in the Saudi desert.

Looney

XAU XAG's picture
Trump Nearly Sweeps New York, 

 

 

Trump needs more................BROOM PUSHERS THEN!

Took Red Pill's picture

Trump said. " it’s a system that’s rigged."

You know when George Carlin and Donald Trump say the same thing it must be true!

MillionDollarBonus_'s picture

When you look at a Trump rally, filled with aggressive, angry white, bearded males waving anti-immigration signs and foaming with hatred at our African American president, you'd be forgiven for thinking you were watching a klan gathering. The way Trump mesmerizes his supporters into a blind rage is almost Hitleresque, and his supporters' hatred for Muslims and Mexicans reminds one of how the Nazi's viewed the Jews as the source of all ill in their lives. The rise of right wing nationalism in this country is very scary, and I worry for our children's futures if our country is captured by this violent element in society. 

THE INEVITABILITY OF A CASHLESS SOCIETY
NoVa's picture

The Truly Scary outcome of the election is that Sanders received more votes than Trump.

THAT is FRIGHTENING for your children and mine. 

 

NoVa

 

Quick's picture

Sanders received more votes than all GOP votes combined.....Demoncrapers aren't afraid to vote for free shit !!!

RafterManFMJ's picture

I kinda hope they do steal the nomination from Trump - it'll burn the murdering NeoCon Cuckservative party to the ground.

Taylor's picture

This is Donald Trump's most shocking statement yet,

However the mainstream media isn't saying a word about it!

What are they really trying to cover up?

www.legitorscamreview.com/the-final-bubble/

Miles Ahead's picture

MDB: aggressive, angry white, bearded males

Lord, they have been crying and whining and angry since Ronald Reagan back in 1980.  It's been 36 years now.  When are they gonna give it a break?

@QUICK: free shit?  Who gets more free shit than the Corporations?  Oh, yeah... the Banks!  And who runs and ostensibly benefits from the largesse of  Our Society?   Oh yeah... White Males. 

So why are they still so angry?  Or is it the lower middle class white males?  Well, who's fault is it that they didn't go to Harvard?  Oh yeah, they lost their slot to a Chinese student on quota I guess.

Free Shit.  98% to Angry White Wall St., K Street, and Main Street Males.

OK, so no Obama phones and EBT cards... but you had Blackberrys already... free, from the Company.

Save_America1st's picture

The voting system was set up as a representative republic, not as a majority rule democracy.  They're deliberatly destroying the voting system to piss everyone off and get them screaming for a new voting system of "poplular vote", winner take all.  That will become mob rule and the last step towards a single party dictatorship.

Trump is even falling for this himself:  “It’s a crooked system; it’s a system that’s rigged. We’re going to be going back to the old ways: You get votes and you win.

Wrong move, folks.  This is how they tear what's left holding things together down completely.  And this is why they're going to flood the country with tens of millions of illegals and will continue to buy those votes from them by giving our money away.  We'll be outnumbered eventually and the mob will rule.

 

Trump may be either in on it or ignorant of the fact that he's being used in this latest Hegelian Dialiectic plot to wipe out the voting structure.  Either way he ain't helping preserve it by making statements like that.

Baa baa's picture

Well, there is that pesky Constitution to deal with...

macholatte's picture

Politicians are such complete whores that all Trump need do is buy the delegates. He ought to let some of his friends who have been offering him money simply bribe the delegates and buy the convention. It could probably be done for less than $20M.

 

eatthebanksters's picture

If Cruz wins the nomination at a contested convention you will see the Republican Party ripped apart by civil war.  The few in number but very powerful establishmet folk that are committed to Trumps failure have all but destroyed the party. Rather than encouraging those candidates who have no shot of winning enough delegates through the popular vote to drop out, they have fanned the flames of destruction for Trump and created a shit show of the process.  I am convinced that the Republican elites don't care who wins the election, as long as its not Trump, and they are bound and determined to fuck it all up.  Wouldn't it be something if Trump won it all and said fuck you to these folks who care not about the little people.

Nobody For President's picture

Eeeks, the comment boxes are getting WAY too skinny. I'm clear outside the fucking box, and taking up way too much verticality...

bobsmith5's picture

The communist/socialist like MDB has the most murderous history the world has ever seen.   Over 100 million people were slaughtered by the communist in the last century by their own governments.  This will be the ultimate results of the MDB style of thinking, which is to murder anything that stands in it's way.  This is why MDB is so evil beyond what any words can describe.  His blindness is difficult to imagine or fathom.  The violence implicit and inherit in the MDB communist/socialist ideology should have us all worry if the likes of Bernie or Hillary ever gets into office.  All of we who love and cherish freedom should fear for our lives and especially for the lives of our children.  Trump represents the exact opposite of this horrific ideology.

If you hate MDB because of the total crap he posts here, you should, because that is precisely where it all leads.  Once again MDB is totally and completely wrong.

All you do MDB is make the rest of us write what will inspire people to hate you as we precisely and flawlessly point out how wrong, how evil, and how corrupt is your thinking.  Thank you for helping us win more converts to what true freedom and liberty means.

Sanctuary2's picture

you were a crack baby, judging by your writing.....you at least got a GED?

newworldorder's picture

You forgot the sarcasm tag at the end of your post.

erkme73's picture

What?  Can you repeat that?  Couldn't hear you...

RafterManFMJ's picture

Hey man, if the bankers can get free money, no reason the little people cannot as well.

Sit back, and enjoy the slide.

swamp's picture

70 to 90 million illegals in the country voting

Theosebes Goodfellow's picture

Not wanting to be the one obscuring the issue with facts, but this is all about counting deck chairs on the national/global Titanic or who has best seats to an above ground atomic bomb test. The global economy is grinding to a halt, the world is awash in oil nobody is using, the sea cargo trade is dead and the US dollar at its current purchasing power is standing at the end of the plank of the pirate ship. So I'll ask you again.

"What's in your safe?"

Because frankly Scarlett, all that other shit, well, it doesn't matter.

Nobody For President's picture

Greenie for 'best seats on an above ground atomic test'.

And what's in my safe is none of your beeswax.

(But it's mostly metals.)

Quick's picture

Sanders received more votes than all GOP votes combined.....Demoncrapers aren't afraid to vote for free shit !!!

erkme73's picture

Ugh, only caught half of that one this time... Repeat once more please...

Quick's picture

Sanders received more votes than all GOP votes combined.....Demoncrapers aren't afraid to vote for free shit !!!

erkme73's picture

Whooohoo!  Caught it this time.  No need to repeat any more.

Quick's picture

I will be sure this "stupid" "smart phone" post 3 times from this day forward to be sure you can catch everything 

Tall Tom's picture

 

 

 

 

You are much too serious and believe that your opinion is somehow important.

 

Well it is just as important as mine.

 

Mine is not important at all and most likely will not change anything including your impulsive behavior.

 

So I am probably wasting my time writing this...

 

Yet on the off chance that it may serve to help...

 

Press the save button once and then wait. It will post.

 

Patience is a virtue.

j0nx's picture

Wow didn't realize that, Hilde got more than twice as many as Trump. With those numbers there's no way Trump will carry NY in a general with the hildabeast. Scary times when that many people will vote for an unconvicted felon who has no plans whatsoever to do anything for them.

Citxmech's picture

Remember, the vote tallys don't include registered independants.  

Baa baa's picture

Fat lady isn't even dressed yet!

Nobody For President's picture

Hey jOnx, Hildabeast was elected a US Senator from NY -  twice fer krissakes.

OT, but if you have consumed a bad dinner and need to get rid of it pronto, check Hildabeast's official picture on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hillary_Clinton

John_Coltrane's picture

Wait for the first Trump Hitlery debate before you reach any conclusions about the general election.  Can you really believe Hitlery can prevail with a one-on-one gloves off "debate" insultathon with the Donald.  Could you?  Could any wimpy professional politician (see Rubio, Bush, Cruz etc. for examples of pussies destroyed by the Donald).   Watch the Donald's body language when he's being attacked.  He moves toward the aggressor, not away!  He loves the fight.    And Hiltery's health issues will become an issue when confronting an aggressive Trump.  She could well collapse on the stage and require the paramedics which sends a crystal clear message to voters, especially independents which Trump will carry overwhelmingly.  Physically, she's on death's door kept alive by drugs.  The Donald has already eliminated her "serial rapist" husband as a positive for her.   

Its an alpha male vs a carpet munching cunt.  NO CONTEST

KimAsa's picture

Too bad Sanders didn't take it.

But for Trump, W is a W.

Go Trump!

bobsmith5's picture

The communist/socialist like MDB has the most murderous history the world has ever seen.   Over 100 million people were slaughtered by the communist in the last century by their own governments.  This will be the ultimate results of the MDB style of thinking, which is to murder anything that stands in it's way.  This is why MDB is so evil beyond what any words can describe.  His blindness is difficult to imagine or fathom.  The violence implicit and inherit in the MDB communist/socialist ideology should have us all worry if the likes of Bernie or Hillary ever gets into office.  All of we who love and cherish freedom should fear for our lives and especially for the lives of our children.  Trump represents the exact opposite of this horrific ideology.

If you hate MDB because of the total crap he posts here, you should, because that is precisely where it all leads.  Once again MDB is totally and completely wrong.

All you do MDB is make the rest of us write what will inspire people to hate you as we precisely and flawlessly point out how wrong, how evil, and how corrupt is your thinking.  Thank you for helping us win more converts to what true freedom and liberty means.

Zero-Hegemon's picture

Keepin' it classy MDB_

BTW, all the angry white males you speak of are at the CRUZ rally. Expect them to show up in Cleveland to derail Trump.

Okienomics's picture

When you look at a gay-rights-transgender-bathrooms-black-lives-matter-occupy-wall-street raly, filled with aggressive, angry FSA members waving signs celebrating diversity yet foaming with hatred at anyone who doesn't bend to their vitriolic demand for a godless communist state, you'd be forgiven for thinking you were in the United States of America.  The way these groups whip themselves into a blind rage is almost Moaist, and their hatred for Christians and straight white males reminds one of how Moa Zedung purged China of millions of "resistors" to the absolutism of the Communist State.  The rise of left wing totalitarianism in this country is very scary, and I worry for our children's futures if our country loses itself to this insanity in society.

Lorca's Novena's picture

The rise of right wing nationalism is indeed scary! *for the leeches, illegals, welfare queens, and misc parasitic trash that came unwelcomed into our home*

Sam.Spade's picture

What an incredably hateful racist post.  It should be deleted.

Top Hat's picture

It's free speech here whether you like it or not. 

MsCreant's picture

Sam.Spade is a private dick, after all. 

I swear to God it is like a puppet show around here.

Sock puppet one: Troll, troll, troll.

Sock puppet two: Bad sock puppet one, troll, troll, troll.

LMAO.

Ghordius's picture

"It's free speech here whether you like it or not". I beg to differ. Not in the extreme form that many think is their right

evidence: banned accounts. some have been banned several times, with ever-new accounts

Baa baa's picture

Do bad, get spanked, move on. It's called life baby.

TruthHammer's picture

It is possible to get banned for sure.

If you dox some nerd from the comments section trying to be an internet tough guy, and set your Avatar picture to a screen cap of Google Street view pointing at his house....you will get banned everytime.....(but the nerd will usually delete his account as well)....

Just sayin...

Also, telling them to upgrade the site to a newer version of Drupal can be contentious as well....

Tall Tom's picture

 

 

 

 

Good luck deleting your account.

 

And as for anyone who wants to point out my house...

 

Thomas H.O'Brien

12223B Woodside Ave

Lakeside, CA USA

 

Go ahead...Make my day.

Tall Tom's picture

 

 

 

 

Have you been banned, Ghordius?

 

Now I know that you understand the following. It is written for those that do not.

 

The problem with "Free Speech" is that someone pays for it...like your hosts.

 

Respect your hosts and you will be welcome.

 

When you become an obnoxious annoyance then they will have you leave.

 

Have you ever hosted a party, Ghordius?

 

If someone disrespected your domain then did you toss them out and not invite them back and not allow them back?

 

Or are you a masochist and a sucker for punishment?

 

You are a guest here, just as you may be an invited guest at a party elsewhere.

 

Do not become an obnoxious disrespectful annoyance.

 

That does not mean that you must become an ass kisser as that is also an obnoxious annoyance. It definitely does not mean that you must be totally agreeable.

 

The people who I have seen booted tend to hijack the discussion onto one topic, pushing an agenda.

 

For instance FoneStar was booted because it was always diverted to a blow out discussion on BitCON.

 

Others have been booted because EVERYTHING, including my brother's hangnail, was due to "the Jews".

 

People who are promoting one topic agendas do not last long.

 

Well it is annoying.

 

It is obnoxious

 

It is actually boring.

 

There is no appreciation of the host or the other guests.

 

There is no value added. (That is what appreciation means.)

 

Fight Club has Rulez.

 

Follow da' Rulez, Bitchez.

MsCreant's picture

You blew this performance with the bearded thing. Bearded is not part of the whole redneck image. Muslims are the one's you assume are bearded. Angry and white, sure. Bearded, optional, not part of the image. Meanwhile the rest of it works okay. Extra hate points for the cashless society blog post. Might make up for the beard misstep. 

Taffy Lewis's picture

I said to my wife: "Dadgummit, ma, I'm going to grow a beard!"