Trump Now the Presumptive Republican Nominee

President Donald Trump (R) has won a majority of available delegates for the Republican presidential nomination and is now the presumptive Republican nominee. There is no serious national opposition to the president for the Republican Party nomination and he has won each party primary, caucus, and state convention held thus far.

With wins in today’s Republican primaries in Florida and Illinois, Trump is now all-but certain to receive his party’s nomination—an outcome that was essentially guaranteed all along. He is expected to be formally nominated at the Republican National Convention in August.

Meanwhile, the Democratic primary battle continues. Former Vice President Joe Biden (D) holds a widening lead over his opposition, but is still only a little more than half-way to gaining a majority of the available delegates. The Democratic National Convention is expected to be be held in July.

Scott Bradford has been putting his opinions on his website since 1995—before most people knew what a website was. He has been a professional web developer in the public- and private-sector for over twenty years. He is an independent constitutional conservative who believes in human rights and limited government, and a Catholic Christian whose beliefs are summarized in the Nicene Creed. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Public Administration from George Mason University. He loves Pink Floyd and can play the bass guitar . . . sort-of. He’s a husband, pet lover, amateur radio operator, and classic AMC/Jeep enthusiast.