Trump wins majority of Indiana delegates
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Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpA better VA, with mental health services, is essential for America's veterans Pelosi, Nadler tangle on impeachment, contempt vote Trump arrives in Japan to kick off 4-day state visit MORE will walk away with the vast majority, and potentially all, of Indiana’s delegates as his path to the Republican presidential nomination is now virtually unimpeded.  

With 95 percent of precincts reporting, he had already won 51 of the state’s 57 delegates, according to The Associated Press’s predictions, with six more still to be allocated from two more congressional districts.  

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If he wins those remaining delegates, he'll sit just 184 delegates short of clinching the nomination and avoiding a contested Republican National Convention altogether. 

And now that the Republican National Committee has declared him the presumptive nominee, the only man between Trump and the nomination is John Kasich. But the Ohio governor has not won a single contest outside of his home state. 

The reality was not lost Tuesday evening on a more reserved Trump, who clearly had his eye on the general election. Most of his comments were a retread of his stump speech, but instead of attacking his GOP rivals, he turned his attacks on Democratic front-runner Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonHillary Clinton slams Trump for spreading 'sexist trash' about Pelosi Gillibrand seizes on abortion debate to jump-start campaign DNC boss says candidates to be involved in debate lottery MORE.   

Indiana had been seen as the last viable chance for Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzOn The Money: Conservative blocks disaster relief bill | Trade high on agenda as Trump heads to Japan | Boeing reportedly faces SEC probe over 737 Max | Study finds CEO pay rising twice as fast as worker pay Conservative blocks House passage of disaster relief bill The Hill's Morning Report — After contentious week, Trump heads for Japan MORE and the "Never Trump" movement to keep the front-runner from reaching the 1,237 delegates needed to secure the nomination.

If all of Indiana’s 57 delegates are added to his total, Trump will need to win just 41 percent of the remaining delegates to claim victory, with only Kasich in his way.  

Strategists and delegate experts had begun characterizing Trump as an inevitability even before Cruz decided to drop out.  

There are not enough delegates left before the final day of votes, June 7, for Trump to officially lock up the nomination. But he likely won't need many more on that final day.  

If he won every delegate going into June 7, he'd need 42 of the remaining 303 delegates to be awarded on that day.