For some strange, unknowable reason tacos have become an increasingly crucial component of the Orwellian nightmare that is the 2016 presidential election. First, on Cinco De Mayo, Republican nominee Donald Trump gave a sad, small-fingered thumbs up while grinning in front of a taco bowl on Twitter, professing his love for “Hispanics” in the process. Then, Latinos for Trump founder Marco Gutierrez warned that there would be “taco trucks on every corner” if the US didn’t stop the spread of Mexican culture.
Clearly, it is not national security, or health care, or even immigration reform that will define this election, but rather the candidates’ views on tortilla-wrapped meats.
Playing off Gutierrez’s ludicrous comments—and presumably taking Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton’s position that having taco trucks on every corner would be “absolutely delicious”—organizations in Houston are now hoping to bribe potential voters with the promise of quick, roadside Tex-Mex.
“We’re also handing out information on where to vote…and the process of voting, ’cause [registering] folks to vote is half the battle,” Thomas Hull, the principal of Rigsby Hull, told Houston Public Media. “The other half is getting folks to the polls.”
No word yet on whether advocacy groups will be registering voters at McDonald’s and KFC to further troll the Donald, but hey, it might not be such a bad idea.