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Marco Rubio Is Doing Everything He Possibly Can To Stop Donald Trump

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Despite being out of the race, Marco Rubio is still doing the best he can to put an end to the Donald Trump movement. So what exactly is he doing? It turns out that Lil’ Marco might have found a way to keep his delegates despite not actually being in the race. Needless to say, his plan is genius in the saddest way possible.

We all remember Marco Rubio’s valiant attempt to become the first Latino President of the United States.

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During his time on the campaign trial, Rubio secured 173 delegates, all of whom would have been obligated to vote for him at the national convention. That low-triple digit delegate count was nowhere near the 1,237 necessary to secure the GOP nomination, and so he quit.

This was him backstage after he made that announcement….we’re guessing.

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“Quiere llorar! Quiere llorar!”

But then, he came up with the most brilliant plan: KEEP ALL THE DELEGATES! All 173 of them!

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Why keep them? To stop Trump, duh!

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“Of course, he’s [Marco Rubio’s] no longer a candidate and wants to give voters a chance to stop Trump,” Rubio spokesman Alex Burgos told Miami Herald. #CubanShade

Trump currently has 736 delegates. So, out of the 943 remaining, Trump would only need to get 501 more delegates to reach the 1,237 needed. That’s a lot harder to do when you there are now 173 delegates who are no longer up for grabs.

But, how does someone who dropped out of the presidential race keep the delegates they won?

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Through the power of the mighty pen. Seriously, Rubio sat down and a wrote a letter to all the Republican National Committee chairpeople in the various states where he picked up delegates asking them to be committed to him.

Here’s a reenactment of Rubio after he sent all his letters:

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The letter, which was obtained by CNN, is short, sweet and right to the point. #Efficiency

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Rubio is so busy trying to foil Donald Trump that he didn’t even bother with proofreading.

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Untied. United. Same thing, right?

We’re just waiting to see how the three ring sh*tshow that is the Republican nomination process will play out.

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* obsessively checks Trump’s Twitter for response*

READ: Is Marco Rubio Pretty Much Done? Yup. Here’s Why.

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Immigrant-Friendly Church Vandalized With "Rape Mexico" Graffiti

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Immigrant-Friendly Church Vandalized With “Rape Mexico” Graffiti

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A Chicago-area church, with a largely Latino congregation, was the target of racially-charged vandalism at least twice since Easter Sunday.

For all those who claim they are Christians Evangelicals voting for Trump Cruz NEWS FLASH: Jesus was a refugee a migrant…

Posted by Walter Coleman Emma Lozano on Tuesday, March 29, 2016

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On Tuesday, Reverend Emma Lozano of the Lincoln United Methodist Church, found in Chicago’s Pilsen Neighborhood announced on her Facebook page that the doors to the church had been vandalized twice since Easter service, which included a sermon by Reverend Jesse Jackson praising the importance of immigrants to this country.

The vandalism included a message that said “Rape Mexico” and a swastika with the words “real power” below it.

Instead of cowering in fear, Rev. Lozano has fired back, warning that the rhetoric of Donald Trump and Ted Cruz, the two leading Republican presidential hopefuls, were the real culprit.

“It’s part of the political climate, the rhetoric of the candidates that are coming out and that saying ‘deport all of the Mexicans, Mexicans are rapists,’ this is fueling that courage,” she told  CBS Chicago. “We’re gonna beef up security, but we’re not going to be afraid.”

Rev. Lozano also warned that white supremacy and the fear of the other wasn’t just reserved to America’s heartland (cough Whichita, Kan., cough). 

“I know we think that these ‘white power’ advocates are only in other communities, but we should be aware that the wave of racism across the nation, evident in large crowds at Trump and Cruz rallies, is emboldening those who would carry out acts of terror to sneak int our communities under the cover of darkness,” Lozano told Chicagoist. “Some group has determined to send us a message. Of course, we will in no way be intimidated—but we will inform our community and we will remain alert.”

On the one hand, it’s encouraging and emboldening to see a religious Latina leader not back down and be willing to fight and defend her congregation. On the other, bigotry is still very much a thing. Which reminds us, White supremacists, can you just not?

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