Candidate Donald Trump has secured the nomination by the Republican party to become the next US president after months of controversial campaigning that has divided the American right of the political spectrum.
The billionaire real estate magnate had been expected to cruise past the 1,237 delegates needed on Tuesday to seal the deal on the first ballot. Trump will officially accept the nomination Thursday during his acceptance speech.
Anti-Trump forces on the floor held out for a final miracle on Tuesday, after seeking to convince delegates that their votes were not bound and that they could vote their conscience.
The Republican convention got off to a rocky start Monday, when chaos broke out on the floor as anti-Trump delegates launched a short-lived revolt.
The conventions are designed to champion the party candidate, rally the grassroots, and propel the party toward November’s election. – Al Jazeera.