Ted Cruz Has No Mathematical Chance Of Getting To 1,237 On First Ballot…


'Only chance is a contested convention.
Cruz has gone more than 3 weeks without a primary win.
If Trump wins California (he's ahead by 27 in latest Fox Poll), Cruz is likely to be more than 400 delegates behind Trump when we get to the convention in Cleveland.

CBSNY
After getting swept in the five Northeast Republican primaries by Donald Trump, CBS News reports it is now mathematically impossible for the senator to clinch the nomination.

If there is a contested convention, Cruz would have to wait beyond the first ballot for any shot at the Republican nomination.

“We’re ready for Ted Cruz and John Kasich to unite behind Donald Trump,” Corey Lewandowski, Trump’s campaign manager, told CBSN Live.

“I’m many millions of votes ahead and I’m hundreds of delegates ahead,” Trump told CBS News. “They have no way of getting there. They really should drop off and we unify the party.”

According to CBS News’ latest tally, Trump has 929 of the 1,237 delegates needed to secure the Republican nomination. Cruz is second at 555, while Kasich has 147.
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