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Trump Officially Clinches Nomination

It’s fine. It will probably be fine. Hillary will probably win. Maybe.

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According to the AP’s running count, Donald Trump has officially collected enough pledged and committed delegates to clinch the Republican presidential nomination:

Trump was put over the top in the Associated Press delegate count by a small number of the party’s unbound delegates who told the AP they would support him at the convention … It takes 1,237 delegates to win the Republican nomination for president. Trump has reached 1,238. With 303 delegates at stake in five state primaries on June 7, Trump will easily pad his total, avoiding a contested convention in Cleveland in July.

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On that note, here’s the scene from Team America: World Police of a puppet vomiting graphically for almost a full minute:

Enjoy the rest of your day.

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