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Puerto Rico's Republican party awarded to presumptive nominee Donald Trump its 23 national delegates on Sunday.

In a caucus-style voting assembly, over three quarters (77%) of the party's 1,340 members voted for Trump, said party leader in the territory Angel Cintron, The Associated Press reported.

Given the fact Puerto Rico is a U.S. territory, its members don't take part in presidential elections, but they do vote in primaries for the nominees.

The delegates will take part in the Republican National Convention on July 16 in Milwaukee, where Trump will be anointed as the party's official candidate for the third election in a row.

"With this democratic exercise, the Republican delegation of Puerto Rico composed of 40 delegates was ratified today, 20 at-large delegates and 20 alternates. In addition to the three national committee members who are the members of the RNC, Angel Cintron, Zori Fonalledas and Hon. Luis Fortuño; who will represent us at the National Convention next July. With the total of 23 votes we are entitled to, Puerto Rico is treated in the Republican National Convention as if it were a state of the Union," said Zoraida Fonalledas in a statement.

Trump effectively won the nomination earlier this year after cruising through the first state primaries facing little opposition. He became the sole candidate in early March after former ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, dropped out of the Republican primary.

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