United States Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump on Thursday secured the number of delegates needed to clinch the party’s nomination, AP reported. According to the agency’s count, “a small number of” the party’s unbound candidates pledged their support for the business tycoon, giving him 1,238 delegates, one more than the number needed to get nominated.

Five state primaries remain, but with no GOP candidates left in the race, Trump is expected to be named the party’s nominee at the convention in Cleveland in July without any contest. Trump’s controversial ways, including several racist and sexist policy suggestions and comments, have left many analysts despairing about the state of the country’s politics. However, others have supported him for his “plain-speaking” populist ways.