The GOP Establishment and #NeverTrump peeps are NOT going to like this news one bit. Do you think this is going to happen?
A member of the Republican convention’s rules committee created a firestorm Wednesday morning by suggesting that front-runner Donald Trump could be closer to claiming the party’s presidential nomination than anyone realizes.
Randy Evans told MSNBC’s ‘Morning Joe’ audience that despite conventional wisdom holding that Trump has to secure the support of a majority of delegates – at least 1,237 – in order to prevail, there’s more to the math than meets the eye.
‘If Donald Trump exceeds 1,100 votes, he will become the nominee even though he may not have 1,237,’ he said.
Trump told DailyMail.com exclusively on Wednesday afternoon that Evans’ math sounds right.
‘It certainly makes sense to me,’ he said in an email, ‘because I would be many hundreds of delegates ahead of both competitors, in addition to having millions more votes.’
He also reinforced his belief that the Republican Party should rally around him as the best equipped foil for Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton in November.
‘Once I get started, I am the only one who will beat Hillary,’ Trump said. ‘Just like Ronald Reagan, who won easily against Carter.’
Most delegates to the multi-day July event in Cleveland, Ohio will arrive ‘pledged’ to a candidate during the first round of voting.
Read more: Daily Mail