Political Science Professors Weigh in on State of 2016 Presidential Race

Monday, March 14, 2016
SF STATE NEWS -- Assistant Professor Justin Peck says candidate Donald Trump is not necessarily a shoo-in for the Republican nomination. “Donald Trump can still be stopped. If he fails to win a majority of delegates before the GOP convention in July, there is no guarantee that he will leave Cleveland with the nomination,” Peck says. “Trump faces significant opposition from elected GOP officials and he has run much closer to Cruz in 'closed' primaries in which only Republicans can vote. This suggests that he could be denied the nomination. It would be truly historic for the Republicans to deny the nomination to the candidate who comes into the convention with more delegates than anybody else. At this point, all signs point toward Trump being the nominee.”