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Trump, Pence officially earn GOP nominations

Posted at 11:17 PM, Jul 19, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-19 23:51:38-04

CLEVELAND -- During Tuesday's Roll Call at the Republican National Convention, Donald Trump earned the vote of the 1,237 delegates he needed to earn the party's nomination. The nomination becomes official when Trump accepts the nomination Thursday evening. 

Trump's nomination came despite attempts by delegates from several states who led efforts to allow delegates to vote for the candidate of their choice. 

Several of Trump's children were on hand during roll call. 

The respective state and territory delegations were introduced in order, except for Trump's home state of New York, which was taken out of order. 

Trump finished with 1,725 of the total number of delegates, roughly 70 percent of the total number of delegates at the RNC.

The delegation from Indiana, led by Indiana Republican Party Chairman Jeff Caldwell, cast all 57 of its votes for Trump. Watch below:

After Trump secured the delegates needed to clinch the nomination, Lt. Gov. Eric Holcomb took the stage to formally nominate Gov. Mike Pence as Trump's vice president -- seconded by Sen. Dan Coats. 


Pence is scheduled to speak Wednesday night, when he will formally accept the party's nomination as vice president.

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