Despite Joe Biden having enough delegates to secure the party’s presidential nomination for the 2020 election season, the Republican presidential nominating fight is not over. This is because the Republican primary process is ongoing, with remaining state primaries and caucuses still taking place in 2020. As of early June 2020, Donald Trump had earned almost 1,200 delegates and challenger Bill Weld had earned one, according to the Associated Press. Although Trump is the frontrunner, it is necessary for the Republican National Convention to officially certify his nomination.
Additionally, the Republican Party held its first primary election event in New Hampshire in February, although the results of this primary have been delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic. There are still several states that have yet to hold their primary elections, and some states, such as Arizona, may hold a special election. Each of these primary elections will still be important in determining who will be the GOP’s presidential nominee.
Thus, the Republican presidential nominating fight is not over until all of the state primaries and caucuses have been held, and the official winner is chosen at the Republican National Convention in August.