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Trump Reaches the Magic Number to Clinch Nomination

Trump passed the 1,237 mark after unbound delegates from North Dakota pledged their support for him

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    Trump Clinches 'Magic Number' for GOP Nomination

    Donald Trump has secured the number of delegates required to clinch the GOP nomination. (Published Thursday, May 26, 2016)

    Donald Trump on Thursday secured the number of GOP delegates needed to clinch the Republican nomination for president, NBC News has confirmed.  

    Trump passed the 1,237 mark after unbound delegates from North Dakota pledged their support for him. NBC News declared Trump to be the presumptive Republican nominee after his GOP rivals dropped out of the race in early May.

    There are still 303 delegates at stake in five state primaries on June 7. Trump will not officially become the nominee until he accepts the nomination at the Republican convention in Cleveland in July.