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Kasich's Delegate Math Keeps Voters Out of Equation

It is a distinct possibility this year that no candidate reaches the 1,237 delegates needed to secure the nomination outright

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    Kasich's Delegate Math Keeps Voters Out of Equation
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    Republican US Presidential hopeful Ohio Governor John Kasich celebrates his Ohio primary victory during voting day rally on March 15, 2016 in Berea, Ohio.

    John Kasich, whose presidential run has largely been based on the faith that voters would reward him for his optimistic message, is now relying on a campaign strategy that could leave voters out of the equation, NBC News reported.

    Even with his first primary win in his home state of Ohio on Tuesday, Kasich still needs an unattainable 106 percent of the remaining delegates to clinch the GOP nomination, according to the NBC Newsdelegate count.

    It is a distinct possibility this year that no candidate reaches the 1,237 delegates needed to secure the nomination outright, setting the stage for the first contested election for either party since 1952. And even though Trump is the frontrunner, he has received less than 40 percent of the votes cast so far in the GOP primary.