Local delegates prepare for Republican National Convention

Republican delegates from districts across Missouri will flock to Cleveland on Monday for the party’s 2016 national convention, which will be held through Thursday.

Donald Trump, the Manhattan real estate mogul and reality show star who upended the GOP primary race this year, goes into the four-day convention with enough pledged delegates to secure the nomination.

Across the nation, there are 2,472 delegates that will vote on the Republican party’s presidential candidate. Missouri will send a total of 52 GOP delegates, 37 of which are pledged to Trump by virtue of how primary voters in their congressional districts voted.

A simple majority vote will be required to determine the nominee. Delegate Sara Walsh of Ashland said she thinks Trump will most likely become the nominee, but she is not bound to any candidate.

“I think this is the beginning point of an enthusiastic march towards November behind our (presumptive) presidential nominee, Donald Trump, in order to beat Hillary Clinton in November,” she said.

Read more: Columbia Missourian, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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