Washington: Winning the Washington state primary on Tuesday, Donald Trump is less than ten delegates shy of clinching the Republican presidential nomination.
According to CNN estimates, winning at least 40 of Washington’s delegates means the New York billionaire now has 1,229 of the 1,237 delegates needed to clinch the GOP nomination.
Four more Washington delegates are still to be decided, which could add to Trump’s total delegate count.
Following his decisive win in Indiana which forced his remaining rivals out of the race, he became the presumptive GOP presidential nominee earlier this month.
However, his victory was overshadowed on Tuesday night, as clashes between anti-Trump protesters and police outside his event in Albuquerque, New Mexico drew more attention.
Protesters broke through police barricades, lit fires and threw rocks at the city’s convention center, reports CNN.
As anti-Trump chants rang through the city’s streets, officers in riot gear and on police horses moved the protesters away from the convention center.
Late Tuesday evening, Police in Albuquerque showed restraint, noting on Twitter that none of the protesters outside the Trump event had been arrested.(ANI)