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Yes, Donald Trump is the presumptive nominee, but there is still technically someone else in the race.
After the Cruz withdrawal, the John Kasich campaign released a statement, “Until someone has 1,237 bound delegates, there is no presumptive nominee. On to California!”
A memo from the Kasich campaign’s chief strategist, John Weaver was sent out shortly after learning of Trump’s victory in Indiana.
Tonight’s results are not going to alter Gov. Kasich’s campaign plans. Our strategy has been and continues to be one that involves winning the nomination at an open convention. The comments from Trump, on the verge of winning in Indiana, heighten the differences between Governor Kasich and his positive, inclusive approach and the disrespectful ramblings from Donald Trump.
Prior to tonight’s primary, the Kasich campaign had already secured a large plurality of Indiana delegates committed to Governor Kasich at a multi-ballot convention as part of the pre-primary delegate selection process.
The Indianapolis Star wrote about our success two weeks ago. You can read about it (here).
Gov. Kasich will remain in the race unless a candidate reaches 1,237 bound delegates before the Convention.
— John Weaver (@JWGOP) May 4, 2016
Responses to Weaver were not exactly encouraging.
— oranje (@woflwaffle) May 4, 2016
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