After weeks of nonstop scandal, Ted Cruz finally admitted on Wednesday that there's no way this crippled campaign will get enough delegates to beat Donald Trump.
"Nobody's getting 1,237 delegates," Cruz said. "Donald knows that. We're headed to a contested convention."
In order to win a party nomination, a candidate needs a majority of delegates (51%) to vote for them. Since there are three Republican candidates still running, it's possible that after every state has voted no candidate will have the 51%. This would set up a contested convention, which would have each candidate battle it out for the remaining delegates. Cruz is banking on this as his only way to the White House.
But despite the dire situation, and a new scandal about his dad Rafael's potential links to JFK killer Lee Harvey Oswald, Cruz is still fighting — and making frontrunner Trump his target.
"The reason why he has so many of his media surrogates repeating the mantra that the race has got to be over now is because he knows he cannot earn a majority of the delegates in Cleveland," Cruz said.
Trump tweeted that Cruz had no chance of winning and that his opponent was "mathematically out of wining the race." The billionaire wrote that all Cruz is doing by staying in is being a "spoiler" which he wrote was "never a nice thing to do."