1237 delegates

The Hunt for GOP Delegates

Caitlin Huey-Burns, RCP

How close or far away the candidates are from 1,237 won’t be known until after the final primary on June 7 in California. RNC members and strategists alike say that while the threshold isn't flexible, there are different ways to wrangle delegates ahead of the first ballot even after the primaries have wrapped up.

Trump expects to reach 1237 delegates before July

Jessie Hellmann, The Hill

Donald Trump's campaign has revised its targets to make the GOP front-runner the party's presumptive nominee by mid-May and win him the delegates needed to lock down the nomination before the convention.

Morton Blackwell for Virginia Republican National Committeeman

At what could be a contentious open Republican National Convention, where no candidate has a majority of the delegates when the convention opens, Morton Blackwell’s expertise on the Rules of the Republican Party, his record of working to empower the grassroots and his commitment to fairness and civility will be a much needed anchor to assure that Republicans leave their National Convention united and ready to defeat Hillary Clinton and the Democrats.

1,237 Is Not Just Rule, But Essentially Is Law

Erick Erickson, The Resurgent

Changing the rules in the middle of the game as it relates to majority vote for the nominee would be a legal nightmare for the GOP. This is not going to happen. The party will not change majority rule to plurality in July after telling all the candidates that the rules under which they’ve run their campaigns required majority rule.