Trump becomes presumptive 2020 presidential nominee: RNC

NEW YORK, July 19, 2016 (Xinhua) — File photo taken on July 16, 2016 shows Donald Trump speaking during a campaign event in New York, the United States. New York billionaire Donald Trump clinched enough delegate votes to be officially selected as Republican presidential nominee Tuesday evening in the roll call voting at the ongoing Republican National Convention. (Xinhua/Li Muzi/IANS)

Washington, March 18 (IANS) The Republican National Committee has said that sitting US President Donald Trump has become the party’s presumptive nominee for the 2020 presidential race after his victory in the Florida primary.

With Florida’s 122 delegates awarded to Trump, he has 1,330 delegates, above the 1,276 needed to win the Republican nomination, according to his reelection campaign, Xinhua reported.

Trump is expected to formally become the Republican nominee at the Republican National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina in August.

Former US Vice President Joe Biden will win Florida’s Democratic primary, multiple US media outlets projected Tuesday night.

With that projected win, Biden is expanding his lead over Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont in the Democratic primary race.

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