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Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News
Donald Trump leaves with his wife, Melania, after her speech during the National Republican Convention in Cleveland on Monday, July 18, 2016.

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.

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:

Nationally, reactions resounded on social media, including a challenge from Hillary Clinton: