Donald Trump is presumptive nominee no more.
The New York delegation put Trump over the 1,237-delegate threshold necessary to claim the Republican Party’s presidential nomination during a roll call vote on the floor of Cleveland’s Quicken Loans Arena on Tuesday. Convention rules permitted the delegation from Trump’s home state, which initially passed when called to announce its votes, to go out of order during the alphabetical roll call vote of states and territories.
Donald Trump’s son, Donald Trump Jr., announced the 89 delegates from New York that the real estate mogul needed to clinch the nomination nearly an hour after voting began.
“It is my honor to be able to throw Donald Trump over the top in the delegate count tonight with 89 delegates,” Trump Jr. said. “Congratulations, Dad. We love you.”
Speaking to CNN’s Dana Bash moments later, Trump Jr. called it “one of the most surreal moments” of his life to nominate his father.
“I mean it’s incredible. I mean, one of the most surreal moments of my life other than the birth of my children,” he said. “I’ve watched him work so hard on this and speak to so many real people who were just feeling left out and left in the dark here in New York and all over the country, and to be able to do that is just, you know, it’s historic. It’s awesome.”
Trump received 1,725 votes from delegations, Cruz 484, Kasich 125 and Rubio 123.
538 now has Trump at a 39% probability to win the election and become President. They have Clinton ahead in the popular vote by just 2.9% and her lead in the electoral college as 56 electors. Florida is worth 29 electoral votes and Clinton leads there by just 0.7%.