Donald Trump has become the official Republican nominee for president.
Trump reached the magical number of 1,237 Tuesday evening after New York cast enough delegate votes to secure the nomination for Trump at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland.
"We're going to put New York into play this time around," New York delegate Donald J. Trump, Jr. said, before announcing that New York's votes had put Trump over the top.
Such a great honor to be the Republican Nominee for President of the United States. I will work hard and never let you down! AMERICA FIRST!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 19, 2016
The Utah delegation awarded all 40 of their votes to Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, who had won in the state's primary election. The announcer then stated that Utah's votes went to Trump.
Sen. Mike Lee was involved with the turmoil on the opening day of the convention that put leaders of the GOP against anti-Trump delegates who wanted to vote their conscience instead of being held to the state election results.
Media surrounded members of the Utah delegation before they cast their vote Tuesday:
Some local voices weighed in after the election:
GOP Nominates Man Who Will Make Country Great Again Even Though There's Nothing Wrong With The Nation According to GOP States— Herb Scribner (@HerbScribner) July 19, 2016
Nationally, reactions resounded on social media, including a challenge from Hillary Clinton:
Let's do this. pic.twitter.com/DtYYBDTWE6— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) July 19, 2016
#Trump2016 is the OFFICIAL nominee for the Republican Party. Next stop - POTUS! So let it be written, so let it be done!— Direxion Trader (@DirexionTrader) July 19, 2016