UPDATE: Marco Rubio, after saying he would stay in the race earlier in the day, announced shortly after results were announced that he is effective immediately suspending his presidential campaign.
On Tuesday, pro-amnesty Florida Senator Marco Rubio predicted that the polls, which on average predicted that he would lose his home State of Florida by roughly a 20-point margin, were grossly inaccurate.
Rubio predicted that he would prove the polls wrong, win The Sunshine State. However, that wasn’t the case on Tuesday evening and all 99 delegates will be going to bloviating billionaire and reality TV actor Donald Trump.
With 70 percent of precincts reporting, Trump leads Rubio by a 45.3 percent to 27.8 percent margin, with constitutional conservative Ted Cruz coming in third place with 16.3 percent of the vote. RINO Ohio Governor John Kasich came in a distant last place at only 6.6 percent of the vote.
Even though former Gang of Eight leader Marco Rubio predicted a win, he said earlier on Tuesday that he would remain in the race even if he lost the Florida primary.
Adding the 99 Florida winner-take-all delegates to Trump’s previous total of 460, gives the real estate tycoon a new total of 559, before any other returns tonight:
A total of 1,237 delegates are needed to win the GOP nomination, meaning Trump is approaching the halfway point to that magic number.