After Ted Cruz beat Donald Trump in the Wisconsin primary, Trump’s presidential campaign wobbled into the home stretch of the primary calendar.

The establishment increased their threats of a contested convention where party elites can parachute in a White Knight candidate.

But the primary results from the next states that voted shocked the establishment.

Heading into the April 19th primary in New York, a media narrative had developed, that, while Trump was winning the most states and delegates, he had yet to reach 50% of the vote in any contest.

In the Empire State, Trump over-performed his pre-primary predictions, winning 60% of the vote and sweeping 90 of the 95 delegates.

Pundits tried to dismiss Trump’s win as a one-off since New York is his home state.

And while Trump had polling leads in Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island, which all voted yesterday, many questioned if the momentum would carry over from New York and how many of the 172 delegates Trump would win.

The delegate chase took on added importance as Ted Cruz and John Kasich formed an alliance to combine campaign resources to keep Trump below the 1,237 delegates necessary to win the GOP nomination on the first ballot.

Cruz has successfully outmaneuvered Trump in the fight to fill delegate spots at the convention, and would likely win the nomination if the convention was thrown to a second or third ballot.

But Trump appeared to have grown beyond his core support, gaining stunning victories in the five state primaries the media dubbed “Super Tuesday 4”.

Trump won 58% of the vote in Connecticut, 61% in Delaware, 54% in Maryland, 57% in Pennsylvania and 64% in Rhode Island.

Those percentages translated into victories in every county of each five states.

And most importantly, Trump won at least 105 of the 118 bound delegates up for grabs with the possibility of winning five more.

Also, Pennsylvania voters directly elected 54 unbound delegates.

Based on their stated candidate preference, or intention to vote for the winner of their Congressional district, Trump appeared to have won at least 34 of the 54 unbound delegates.

The unbound and bound delegate hauls won by Trump’s six-state winning streak puts Trump in CNN’s delegate count at 988.

Given Trump’s dominant polling lead in California, where 172 delegates are up for grabs, and New Jersey, where 51 delegates are awarded on a winner-take-all-basis, the chances to stop Trump may be dwindling.

Even the Indiana primary, which many pundits paint as a must-win for Trump in order to reach the magic number of delegates, no longer appears to be a necessity for winning.

Trump’s dominating performance across the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic changed the narrative of his campaign.

For the first time, Trump carried momentum across multiple states and grew his support well beyond the 50% threshold establishment critics claimed was his ceiling.

So is the Republican race really over?

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