Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, the author or Arizona's "Paper Please" anti-immigration law, has endorsed Donald Trump for president because Mexico is going to pay for the wall.
I shit you not.
For me, the most important issue in the Republican presidential contest is immigration and its effect on our national security. On that issue Mr. Trump stands head and shoulders above the other candidates," Kobach said in a written statement. "He has made it clear that ramping up the enforcement of our immigration laws will be his top priority. And he has forcefully rejected the notion of giving amnesty to illegal aliens living in the United States." [...]
"On the subject of building the wall on our southern border, Mr. Trump is correct when he says that the United States has the ability to compel Mexico to pay for it," Kobach wrote.
This is the Kansas Secretary of State. The man in charge of elections. The man who was recently granted the power to prosecute "voter fraud" directly out of his office rather than through the state Justice Department.
He thinks Mexico is going to pay for a fucking wall.
In his heart of hearts, I imagine Kris Kobach's true loyalty lies with Ted Cruz and his campaign co-chair Steve "Calves the Size of Cantaloupes" King, but even Kobach recognizes that Cruz cannot defeat Trump.
I don't have data at my fingertips to prove it but my gut says any projection of what the Republican nominee's share of the Latino vote will be in November is probably grossly overestimated.
Mitt Romney won 27 percent of the Latino vote. Donald Trump may win 10 percent.