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Trump Secures Republican Presidential Nomination

With wins in every state voting on Tuesday night, President Donald Trump secured the Republican Partys presidential nomination.

Trump became the GOPs presumptive nominee for 2020, the party said on March 17.

“Our party is united, our grassroots movement is fired up, and we are ready for FOUR MORE YEARS!” Republican Party Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel said in a statement.

Brad Parscale, Trumps campaign manager, said that the campaign has been seeing record vote totals, “unprecedented enthusiasm,” and a unified party.

Trumps wins in Florida and Illinois pushed him over the 1,276-threshold to secure the Republican nomination.

He has won all but one delegate in the 2020 race. Former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld won the single delegate in the Iowa caucuses.

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President Donald Trump speaks at his administrations daily coronavirus briefing at the White House in Washington on March 17, 2020. (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters)

Trump faced little opposition to securing the nomination. Two other candidates—former members of Congress Joe Walsh and Mark Sanford—dropped out before voters in Iowa went to the polls.

Some state Republican parties canceled primaries, citing the costs involved and the desire to support Trump as he fights for another four years in office.

Trump has remained highly popular among Republicans, with support hovering around 90 percent for years.

The GOP touted high vote totals in the primaries, producing a chart that showed Trump earned more votes in 10 states than either President Barack Obama or President George W. Bush when they were running for reelection.

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