The New York Times has some grand graphics which makes the Republican delegate process for the presidential nomination much easier to grasp. Before getting into the round-by-round rules of the convention, let’s look at who those delegates are supporting. Mr. Trump currently has around a 400 delegate lead on Sen. Ted Cruz with about 500 delegates remaining. Please note the website link provides a much better view for bound and unbound delegates. I wanted to post this series of graphics as they are well done and make the point of how hard the road ahead may be for the GOP at their convention.
When the 2,472 delegates to the Republican National Convention gather in Cleveland July 18, almost all of them will be bound to one of the presidential candidates.
For a second ballot, delegates from 36 states, territories and Washington, D.C., become fully unbound. Here’s where the jockeying at a convention would truly start.
Round three in balloting at the GOP convention.