It’s Official: Donald Trump Wins GOP Presidential Nomination

Delegates formally nominate businessman-turned-politician during roll call vote at Republican National Convention

Last Updated: July 19, 2016 @ 4:42 PM

Donald Trump has formally won the Republican party’s nomination for president after a roll call vote Tuesday at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio.

The vote formally gave him the 1,237 delegates needed to clinch the nomination.

Several state delegations passed during the process in order to give New York the decisive votes necessary to bring Trump’s total vote count to the required 1,237.

Trump’s children, led by Donald Trump, Jr., announced the votes, saying, “It’s my honor to be able to throw Donald Trump over the top in the delegate count tonight, with 89 delegates… Congratulations dad, we love you.”

Other than that, there was little drama to the procedure, a contrast to the proceedings that kicked off the convention on Monday, when Trump critics on the floor attempted to force a roll call vote on the party’s proposed rules. The floor fight was eventually settled, with pro-Trump delegates winning the battle.

Further controversy gripped the floor after social media discovered that sections of Donald Trump’s wife, Melania’s, speech appeared to have been plagiarized from Michelle Obama’s 2008 address at the Democratic National Convention.

Trump is expected to formally accept the nomination during his speech Thursday.