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Ted Cruz Picks Up More Delegates

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Ted Cruz picked up three more delegates in Colorado, where he is expected to win all or most of the state's 37 delegates over the course of the weekend. (Reuters photo)

Donald Trump's lead over U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) in the GOP convention delegate counts has been trimmed again.

Thursday evening, voters in Colorado's Seventh Congressional District met in Arvada and elected their delegates and alternates for the Republican National Convention to be held later this summer in Cleveland, Ohio. So far, the senator has won all 9 of the Colorado delegates elected.

Another 12 delegates were up for grabs Friday night as voters in the Second, Third, Fourth and Fifth congressional districts were slated to meet. The Colorado state GOP convention will take place Saturday; another 16 delegates will be elected at that event.

Cruz, who won the Colorado Caucus back on March 1, is widely expected to win most, if not all, of the state's delegates.

He now has 528 pledged delegates, compared to Trump's 760. He needs 709 of the remaining 798 delegates to win the nomination outright ahead of next summer's national convention.

"It is important that we elect tested and tough delegates to the convention in Cleveland," Libby Szabo, a former state legislator who is a Cruz supporter told the Denver Post. "Because if we don't, the establishment would have the opportunity to put their candidate in and we all know what we will get—same result we got in '08. We got Barack Obama."

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