RNC Rules Member Says Trump Can Win GOP Nom With 1,100 Delegates

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks to supporters at his primary election night event at his Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach, Fla., Tuesday, March 15, 2016. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
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There is a new magic number of delegates that would allow GOP frontrunner Donald Trump to secure the party’s nomination, at least according to Republican National Committee official Randy Evans.

Evans, a member of the rules committee, told MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” on Wednesday that Trump just needs 1,100 delegates to win the nomination—not the 1,237 delegates that have been widely accepted as the must-have number.

Evans later told a reporter that he does not believe Trump will win the nomination automatically with 1,100 delegates, according to Politico. But Evans argued that if Trump does have 1,100 delegates when he arrives in Cleveland, he’ll be able to shore up enough uncommitted delegates to get to the 1,237-delegate threshold.

He further warned that the math gets fuzzy if Trump arrives in Cleveland with between 1,000 and 1,100 delegates. If Trump gets to the convention with fewer than 1,100, Evans predicted a contentious floor fight.

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