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Donald Trump is the Republican nominee for President

Posted: 9:10 AM, Jul 19, 2016
Updated: 2016-07-19 19:11:37-04

Donald J. Trump has been chosen as the Republican Party's nominee for President of the United States. 

The Wall Street Journal reported earlier that by the end of Tuesday Donald Trump would be nominated by the Republican Party as their candidate for President of the United States. 

That predication came to fruition around 7:00 p.m. Tuesday evening during the roll-call voting process among state delegates. 

Each state's spokesperson spoke with candor about its states offerings before announcing their delegation's votes. Most states unanimously pledged their votes to Donald Trump, but some delegations were divided. Colorado, for instance, only pledged two delegates to Trump, with the rest going to Sen. Ted Cruz or abstaining. 

The District of Columbia also took an interesting turn, only voting for Sen. Marco Rubio and Gov. John Kasich. 

In order to be the Republican nominee, the winner must take 1,237 delegate votes - half of the total 2,472 plus one. Trump secured that total easily. He was virtually guaranteed the nomination, despite dissent and outcry from delegates early in the Convention on Monday. RNC leadership managed to quell an uprising among attendees calling for delegates to be unbound and the Convention's outcome to be brokered.

After Trump was formally nominated, the speeches began, starting with New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and ending with Trump's own children, Tiffany and Donald Jr.