What’s Trump’s “Real” Magic Number? (Hint It’s Not 1,237)

by Mike ‘Mish’ Shedlock
Mish Talk

Others are beginning to come around to my viewpoint that Trump does not need to secure 1,237 delegates heading into the convention.

My math has Trump securing the nomination with 1,224 but the real number is far less than that.

Although I agree with the widespread analysis that Trump needs to win on the first ballot or he does not win at all, I strongly disagree with the assumption Trump needs to go to the convention with 1,237 in hand to win.

Tonight Politico reports the “GOP elite whisper about a lower threshold for the front-runner to clinch the nomination.”

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