Others argue that primaries are necessary, and there would be chaos if the Republican establishment openly flouted a candidate who had garnered support through votes.
"If Trump is leading, and you deny him the nomination, the party is potentially setting themselves up for an even longer battle with him," said Skelley. "Trump might be incensed enough that he might run again or at least there would be an opportunity for the movement that is taking place with his candidacy to cause great damage to the party overall. It would not be a good move."
Trump, himself, warned on Wednesday that his supporters could riot if he were denied the nomination at the convention in Cleveland.
Though brokered conventions have not happened in quite some time, it is possible they could still occur. The Republican's last multi-ballot convention was in 1948. The Republicans came close to having a brokered convention at their 1976 convention when Gerald Ford did not have enough delegates to secure the nomination, but he eventually won enough votes on the first ballot to obtain a majority.
"The delegates have the final say in all of this about the rules governing the convention, but a lot of folks are jumping straight to the roll-call vote which is literally the last order of business in terms of their decision-making process, " said Josh Putnam, political science lecturer at the University of Georgia.
Putnam said that similar to a whip count, unbound delegates can become wooed by the campaign organizations, but this process does not mean there is a lack of order at the convention.
"We may be a lot closer than we were four years ago to a brokered convention, but we need to let the process play out by itself. It's way to early to tell how the delegates will act at that point in time."