Romney clinches Republican nomination
Mitt Romney has finally clinched the Republican nomination by taking more than the winning line figure of 1144 delegates to go to the Republican National Convention on 27th to 30th August.
Romney has been clumping around the state primaries for the past several months with just Ron Paul as his remaining rival. Paul was repeatedly getting around 10% of the vote but refused to give up. With the Texas primary yesterday Romney took 68.9% of the vote and around 88 delegates according to some newspapers; that would put him on 1152 delegates. Ron Paul took just 12% of the vote.
Nationally Romney has also closed the gap on President Barack Obama. RealClearPolitics says that in its RCP National Polling Average Romney is just two percentage points behind Obama on 43.6%.
The presidential election takes place on 6th November.