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Meet the Ohio Bernie Sanders Supporter Who Voted for Ted Cruz

Jonathan Vales says he thinks this is all a lark for Trump.
Jonathan Vales says he thinks this is all a lark for Trump.
Jonathan Vales says he thinks this is all a lark for Trump.
Credit M.L. SCHULTZE / WKSU
Jonathan Vales says he thinks this is all a lark for Trump.

Pollsters and reporters have run into one big phenomenon this election – big surprises when it comes to what voters do when they actually go to the polls. For Ohio Public Radio,WKSU’sM.L.Schultzespoke with one of those who surprised even himself.

Jonathan Vales uses hiscellphoneto get his dad to the polls, but has been hitting social media to encourage others. He’s 25, a nativeAkronite, African-American, a truck driver and …

“I’m a big Bernie Sanders supporter…” who took out a Republican ballot.

“It was more important to get out the word to stop Donald Trump. If he’s selected as the primary candidate for the Republican candidacy, that means he has a good chance of his becoming president. And I would rather someone like Kasich or Cruz get that opportunity who actually deserve that opportunity.”

And in a state where all the polls say it is a match between Gov. John Kasich and Donald Trump -- Vales opted for Ted Cruz. He says Kasich just hasn't done all he'd like to have seen him do in Ohio.

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