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the deed is done

Paul Ryan has officially voted for Donald Trump

House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) has sealed the deal on his endorsement of Donald Trump. In an interview Tuesday on Fox & Friends, Ryan confirmed he has cast his ballot for the Republican presidential candidate. "I stand where I've stood all fall and all summer," Ryan said. "In fact, I already voted here in Janesville, [Wisconsin], for our nominee last week in early voting."

Though Ryan announced last month he would no longer defend Trump and would instead focus on down-ballot races, he maintained Tuesday that it's still vital the party supports "the entire Republican ticket." "The point I keep trying to make to younger voters who did not live through the 1990s is that this is what life with the Clintons looks like: It's always a scandal, one after another. Then there is an investigation," he said. "They live beyond the rules and they live to work the system to help themselves, to help Clinton Inc."

If Republicans "don't turn out to vote," Ryan warned Democrats "can win and [Hillary Clinton] could come in with a Democrat Congress — the worst of all possible things." Watch a portion of the interview below. Becca Stanek