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In addition to “reptilian personality” and “questionable hygiene,” Ted Cruz can now count “math” among the reasons why he won’t win the Republican nomination before July’s convention.

After losing every state primary held on Tuesday, Ted Cruz now needs more Republican delegates than there are left to win a first-ballot victory, NPR’s Domenico Montanaro reports.

Still, that leaves Cruz a little better off than reluctant collaborator John Kasich, who has to win an even higher (imaginary) percentage of the remaining delegates to clinch the nomination.

As early as last week, analysts were calling a first-ballot win for Cruz “mathematically impossible.” For Cruz, however, that’s just a technicality.