Ted Cruz suffered one of his biggest defeats of the GOP primaries in New York on Tuesday, yet he insists that the GOP is headed towards a contested convention.
Cruz said on Wednesday that the GOP primaries are “definitely headed to Cleveland,” where, he said, “the people are going to prevail.”
“Nobody’s getting 1237 [delegates] – Donald knows that. We’re headed to a contested convention,” Cruz told NBC News.
“The reason why he has so many of his media surrogates repeating the mantra that the race has got to be over now is because he knows he cannot earn a majority of the delegates in Cleveland,” Cruz continued, calling Trump “a fringe and marginal candidate.”
Cruz didn’t manage to win a single delegate in New York state, making it impossible for him to now pick up the delegates needed to win the convention.
Donald Trump tweeted on Wednesday morning: “Ted Cruz is mathematically out of winning the race. Now all he can do is be a spoiler, never a nice thing to do.”
To avoid a contested convention Donald Trump would need to win 57% of the remaining delegates.