Trump clinches GOP nomination: NBC News

Trump officially clinches GOP nomination

Donald Trump has surpassed the number of delegates needed to clinch the GOP nomination, NBC News reported Thursday.

After receiving confirmation of new unbound delegates in North Dakota, Colorado and Pennsylvania, NBC updated its delegate count, showing that Trump had earned one more than the 1,237 needed for a nomination.

It's not official until the delegates vote at the Republican National Convention in July in Cleveland.

Trump has been the presumptive nominee for the Republican Party since his final primary opponent, Ohio Gov. John Kasich, suspended his campaign earlier this month.

Thursday's delegate count puts Trump in sharp contrast to Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton. While the former secretary of state maintains a lead over Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, he has suggested he could take his fight for the party's nomination to the Democratic convention.

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So while Trump is able to try to heal the party fractures of a heated primary season, the Democrats are still battling it out.

A recent NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll indicated that Trump had pulled within 3 percentage points of Clinton among national registered voters. That survey's margin of error was plus-or-minus 3.1 percentage points.