"I think you'd have riots. I think you'd have riots," Trump said yesterday after wins in Republican primaries in four states took his delegate count to 673 as against Cruz's 411 and Ohio Governor John Kasich's 143.

Kasich's win in his home state on Tuesday deprived Trump of its 66 delegates and made it hard for the brash billionaire to reach the 1,237 delegates he needs to capture the Republican prize without a floor fight at the Cleveland, Ohio, convention in July.

With a contested convention likely to choose the party nominee, one of  Trump's supporters said there would be riots if Trump didn't win the  nomination at the convention, though riots themselves "aren't necessarily a bad thing

Pressed specifically on the word "riot," she said: "It's not riot as in a  negative thing like what we've seen in the past, it's the fact that you have a large amount of people that will be very unhappy."

''I don't think they would sit there and resort, in fact I know they would  not resort to violence, I know they would not do it. However, they would  make sure their voices are heard, that they can't be ignored," Hughes added.

Earlier on Wednesday, Cruz said party leaders getting behind a brokered  convention would be disastrous.

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