Trump wins majority of Indiana delegates
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Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpSenate GOP budget ignores Trump, cuts defense Trump says he'll nominate Stephen Moore to Fed White House: ISIS territory in Syria has been 100 percent eliminated 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.  


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 ClintonDemocratic Socialists of America endorses Sanders for president How to end the Electoral College and elect our next president by popular vote CNN town halls put network at center of Dem primary MORE.   

Indiana had been seen as the last viable chance for Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzCNN town halls put network at center of Dem primary The Memo: Trump can't let go of McCain grudge Michael Bennet 'encouraged' in possible presidential bid: report 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.