Election 2020: President Donald Trump clinches Republican Party nomination

Andrew Cummings
March 18, 2020

US President Donald Trump won the Florida and Illinois Republican primaries on Tuesday, making him the party's presumptive nominee in the November presidential election.

His campaign says it shows the enthusiasm of his voters and how unified Republicans are behind him as Democrats continue to wage a contested primary contest.

Trump is expected to formally become the Republican nominee at the Republican National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina in August.

The victory gave the president 1,330 delegates, above the 1,276 needed to win the nomination, his campaign said.

Trump, who defeated former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in 2016, will face either former Vice President Joe Biden or Vermont Sen.

"As his response to the coronavirus has shown, and as the broad and strong economy demonstrates, the President wakes up every day putting America first in every decision he makes". Arizona was not holding a Republican primary.

Former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld has one delegate, and the rest are the president's.

"Nobody motivates our base more than President Trump, as evidenced by the historic turnout we've seen in state after state this primary season", said Chairwoman McDaniel.

"Our party is united, our grassroots movement is fired up, and we are ready for FOUR MORE YEARS!"

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