Caitlyn Jenner, the athlete-turned-reality television star-turned political hopeful, stated unequivocally in a CNN interview aired Monday that she didn’t vote in the 2020 election, saying that she “couldn’t get excited” about the election.
Stating that she did a very Trumpian thing in going golfing rather than voting for her friend Donald Trump, Jenner said her vote wouldn’t have mattered in the election because she’s a Republican in Deep Blue California.
“I didn’t even vote,” gubernatorial candidate Jenner told CNN’s Dana Bash. “Out here in California, it’s like, why vote for a Republican president? It’s just not going to work. I mean, it’s overwhelming.”
But also in a very Trumpian way, she’s been proven to be lying. Voting records are public in California, and Politico found that Los Angeles County records show that Jenner did, in fact, vote in the November 2020 election. While the candidates for whom she voted is confidential, the fact that Jenner voted is public record.
Seeking clarification, Bash asked Jenner if she voted in any of the races, even if she didn’t think the presidential race was worthy of a ballot. Jenner said she didn’t, claiming she didn’t see the value in it, an odd statement for someone seeking people’s votes in a special recall election and who has a number of former Trump staffers on her campaign staff.
“It was voting day, and I thought, the only thing out here in California that I worry about, which affects people, is the propositions that were out there,” Jenner said. “And I didn’t see any propositions that I really had one side or the other. And so it was Election Day. And I just couldn’t get excited about it. And I just wound up going to play golf and I said, eh, I’m not doing that.”