Rubio: You Don’t Win the Nomination by How Many States You Win

Wednesday on Fox News Channel’s “Fox & Friends,” Republican presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) declared “the majority” of the electorate and Republican voters do not want Trump to be the GOP nominee and that the nominee is not selected by how many states are won.

Rubio said, “First of all, Nevada results are always a little different from what you see in other parts in the country. Their caucus system is different from even Iowa’s. Last time, Mitt Romney got over 50 percent, so Donald Trump actually underperformed what Mitt Romney did, not once but twice in this state. Look, I have been saying this for a long time now. This is an unusual election. Throw out everything you know about presidential politics because this year is very different. It’s been proven week after week. Right now what you have is a situation where Donald—the majority of the electorate, the majority of Republican voters do not want Trump to be the nominee. The problem is that they’re divided up among four people. At some point in South Carolina it was five people and before that seven people. Until there’s consolidation you don’t have a clear alternative to Donald Trump. And the argument we have made—I’m as conservative as everyone in this race, but I can unify the Republican party. You have seen with the number of people that weren’t with me initially. A lot of the establishment people didn’t want me to run. A lot went with Jeb or whoever, but they’re starting to consolidate across the spectrum with the understanding if we don’t come together, we’re never going to be able to provide a clear alternative to the direction that Donald Trump wants to take the Republican party and the country.”

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