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’s re-nomination came much faster than in 2016, when he passed the magic number in late May in North Dakota.
The US President is deeply popular within the Republican Party despite his overall low job approval numbers, and his campaign has been in general election mode since Trump filed for reelection back in January 2017, reports PBS.
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 (17 March) night.
With that projected win, Biden is expanding his lead over Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont in the Democratic primary race.
(With inputs from IANS)
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