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An independent Donald Trump would put a Republican in the White House

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump gives a thumbs up after a foreign policy speech at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, Wednesday, April 27, 2016. Trump's highly anticipated foreign policy speech Wednesday will test whether the Republican presidential front-runner, known for his raucous rallies and eyebrow-raising statements, can present a more presidential persona as he works to unite the GOP establishment behind him. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

As we move through one primary after another, the election picture is beginning to come into focus.

Yes, the blur of crazy alliances, lies, dark money and many empty threats and promises is starting to fade away.

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton dominated the latest Super Tuesday.

Bernie Sanders will do his best to burn through his pile of money in a desperate effort to grab the state of California, but we can assume that Clinton has this thing locked.

On the Republican side of the ball, things got very interesting on Tuesday.

How about ol’ Ted Cruz? He ended Super Tuesday finishing third of three in each state.

Without the Republican National Committee jumping in to save him, Cruz’s campaign has seen the beginning of the end.

Oh, and John Kasich? He’s mathematically out. No need to waste our breath.

Now to the interesting part:

With a sweep of all five states, the Trump camp is now forcing the RNC’s hand. They need to go all-in with a Trump nomination or get ready for an independent run by the billionaire.

But wait. That might be exactly what they want.

Hear me out:

Many Republicans are freaked out about the thought of a brokered convention and Trump running as an independent. They believe that this will split the vote and Clinton will waltz right into the White House.

Not so fast, my civics class-ditching friends: A rogue Trump would most likely land a Republican in the Oval Office.

In a general election between Clinton, Trump and whomever the RNC picks to run, the Republican-to-be-named-later wins.

Why? Because of the Electoral College.

With Trump’s momentum, he could easily carry half of a dozen states. This would most likely leave the other two establishment candidates short of the 270 Electoral College votes needed to win.

In that case, the House of Representatives picks the winner from the top three electoral vote getters. That’s right: A Republican-controlled House of Representatives would eventually pick the president.

If Trump runs as an independent, the GOP can start getting the red carpet ready at the White House.

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