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.
“Quiere llorar! Quiere llorar!”
But then, he came up with the most brilliant plan: KEEP ALL THE DELEGATES! All 173 of them!
Why keep them? To stop Trump, duh!
“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?
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:
The letter, which was obtained by CNN, is short, sweet and right to the point. #Efficiency
Rubio is so busy trying to foil Donald Trump that he didn’t even bother with proofreading.
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.
* obsessively checks Trump’s Twitter for response*