BLOG: How did Pa.'s delegates vote tonight?

Katherine Ranzenberger

How did Pennsylvania's Republican delegates vote tonight? It was Trump (almost) all the way.

From AP ...

Pennsylvania’s delegation to the Republican National Convention has come out nearly unanimous for Donald Trump, who is now the official 2016 presidential nominee of the Republican Party.

Delegation officials said 70 of Pennsylvania’s 71 nominating votes were for Trump. The other vote went for Texas Sen. Ted Cruz.

The large television monitor announces that after the New York delegation casts their votes that Donald Trump has enough votes to become the nominee of the Republican Party for President of the United States during the second day of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Tuesday, July 19, 2016. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Seventeen of the 71 delegates were bound to Trump, by virtue of his April 26 primary win in Pennsylvania. But the other 54 were officially uncommitted.

Still, 45 of those had committed to Trump well before the convention, and others decided to support Trump after they arrived in Cleveland on Sunday.