Ted Cruz changes course, endorses Donald Trump

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Former Republican U.S. presidential candidate Senator Ted Cruz speaks during the third night of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S. July 20, 2016.   REUTERS/Brian Snyder     TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY      - RTSIYT4

Former Republican U.S. presidential candidate Senator Ted Cruz speaks during the third night of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S. July 20, 2016. Photo by Brian Snyder/Reuters

Ted Cruz announced Friday that he would vote for Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump this November.

“After many months of careful consideration, of prayer and searching my own conscience, I have decided that on Election Day, I will vote for the Republican nominee, Donald Trump,” Cruz wrote in a Facebook post published Friday.

Cruz had previously held off from voicing support for Trump at the GOP convention in July. “To those listening, please, don’t stay home in November,” he said in a speech at the convention. “Stand and speak and vote your conscience, vote for candidates up and down the ticket who you trust to defend our freedom and to be faithful to the Constitution.”

In the Facebook post, Cruz said that he intended to follow through with his promise that he would vote for the Republican nominee and that having Hillary Clinton in the White House would be “wholly unacceptable.”

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