CLEVELAND – Donald Trump has officially been nominated as the country's Republican presidential candidate.
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
House Speaker Paul Ryan at the Republican National Convention Tuesday formally declared Trump the winner of the nomination.
Ryan says Trump received 1,725 delegates in the state-by-state roll call. Ryan says Texas Sen. Ted Cruz was the runner-up with 475 delegates. Ohio Gov. John Kasich came in third with 129 votes, followed by 113 for Florida Sen. Marco Rubio.
Fifth-place went to physician Ben Carson with seven delegates, followed by former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush with three delegates and Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul with two delegates.
Indiana Governor Mike Pence was then officially nominated as vice president.
The Indiana governor was declared the nominee by acclimation — meaning no formal roll call vote was needed. That ruling came from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell as he presided over the party's convention.
McConnell said Pence had the "overwhelming support of this convention" to be the next vice president.
Later in the night, Trump said in a video played at the RNC that he's proud to be the Republican presidential nominee.
Trump said that he's honored to have Pence as his running mate and that the Indiana governor will make a "great, great vice president."
Trump says he'll appear with Pence in Cleveland on both Wednesday and Thursday. He says they'll win Ohio and the presidency.
Trump is promising to bring "real change and leadership" to Washington.
On Day 2 of the Republican National Convention, the official theme for the day was “Make America Work Again.” Many of the speeches and events focued on that topic.
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