Started Jan 21, 2016 03:50PM UTC   •   Closed Jul 19, 2016 06:00PM UTC (3 years ago)

Will the Republican candidate for president win the party's nomination on the first ballot, at the party's convention in July?

This question was closed with the answer "Yes" on 20 July 2016 with an end date of 19 July 2016. On 19 July 2016, Donald Trump became the official nominee of the Republican party on the first vote (USA Today, CNN).


As the Republicans enter primary season, the nomination race remains tight and a brokered convention could be possible (Time, Washington Post). A candidate must receive the votes of 1,236 delegates (50%+1) in order to win the Republican party's nomination (GOP).

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