It’s official: Donald Trump is the Republican Party’s nominee for president. The real-estate mogul crossed his required 1,237 delegate threshold when the vote came to his home state of New York and delegate representative Donald Trump Jr. spoke alongside the Trump's other children Ivanka, Eric and Tiffany (Michigan previously took a "pass" in order to allow Trump's home state to officially pick him). The nomination process went off almost without a hitch one day after anti-Trump delegates unsuccessfully attempted to force a floor vote on rules regarding the unbinding of delegates from the winner of their state’s primary vote.
There was one brief moment of controversy: The Washington, D.C., delegation cast their votes as 10 for Rubio and 9 for Kasich, in accordance with the district's primary results. The chair, however, awarded the district's 19 votes to Trump. Some D.C. delegates shouted in protest, but, following the vote, it was reported that if only one candidate is up for nomination, D.C. rules automatically pledge all delegates to that candidate.
When it came time for New Hampshire to announce their delegates' support, former campaign manager and current CNN contributor Corey Lewandowski came to the microphone, a lump seemingly rising in his throat. "11 votes for my friend and the next president of the United States, Donald J. Trump!" he shouted.
Ahead of Donald Trump Jr.'s speech on Tuesday night, he proudly claimed that his father had started a movement and that the campaign is "going to put New York into play" in the general election.
As Trump formally accepted his crown, the screen inside the Quicken Loans arena burst in fiery gold with the words "Over the Top" displayed as fake fireworks went off. Frank Sinatra's "New York, New York" bounced off the walls inside the building as the real estate mogul became the standard bearer of the GOP.
—Gideon Resnick & Alexa Corse