After New York Primary, Ted Cruz's Path to GOP Nomination Gets More Complicated

The Texas senator will have a rougher road to Cleveland after Tuesday night.

ByABC News
April 19, 2016, 10:34 PM

— -- After Tuesday’s New York primary, it is now mathematically impossible for Texas Sen. Ted Cruz to clinch the Republican presidential nomination before the July convention using only bound, or pledged, delegates.

ABC News has projected GOP front-runner Donald Trump will win the primary based on exit poll analysis; Trump will receive an estimated 66 delegates. That’s enough to block Cruz from having any chance of reaching the requisite 1,237 delegates needed before this summer’s Republican National Convention.

According to the early vote tally, Cruz was running behind both Trump and Ohio Gov. John Kasich.