Why did Ted Cruz drop out of the 2016 Republican primary?

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May 06, 2016 07:22 PM 0 Answers
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According to Google, here is the latest Republican delegate count (as of May 6, 2016):

Republican Delegate Count May 6, 2016

Obviously, Cruz does not have a mathematical chance to obtain the 1,237 delegates needed for the nomination. However, with Cruz still in the race, it is still possible that Trump won't obtain the 1,237 number, either, in which case the nominee will be chosen at the convention. (In fact, it is still mathematically possible for Cruz to end with more delegates than Trump.)

Cruz had been a long shot for a while, and had been eliminated from the race to 1,237 for a few weeks. Why did he now choose to drop out of the race?

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