Delegates to the Republican National Convention in Cleveland have formally nominated New York businessman Donald Trump for president of the United States.
The Nebraska delegation gave all 36 of its delegates to Trump who formally reached the 1,237 delegate threshold he needed to secure the nomination during the rollcall shortly after 6 o’clock.
His home state of New York provided the votes that put him over the top.
The votes which clinched the nomination were cast by Trump’s son, Donald Trump, Jr.
“It is my honor to be able to throw Donald Trump over the top in the delegate count tonight,” Trump stated. “Congratulations, Dad, we love you!”
The band at Quicken Loans Arena broke into “New York, New York” when Trump secured the nomination.
AUDIO: Nebraska National Committeeman, J.L. Spray announces Nebraska delegates go to Donald Trump. [2 min.]