Trump inches closer to GOP nomination with Washington win

US presidential candidate Donald Trump is projected to win the Washington state primary as he continues to march closer to the Republican nomination.

The billionaire businessman will almost certainly win all 44 of the state’s delegates, according to media reports.

Trump entered Tuesday’s contest with 1,169 delegates, just 68 shy of the 1,237 he needs to secure the GOP nomination before the July convention, the Associated Press reported.

With 68 percent of the vote in, Trump had 76 percent support, with the rest divided between former rivals who have suspended their campaigns.

The real estate mogul stands a good chance to surpass the magic number with primary contests in California, New Jersey, New Mexico, Montana and South Dakota on June 7.

Trump has already pivoted to Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton, who was also projected to win the Washington primary.



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