Republican gubernatorial candidate Caitlyn Jenner told CNN this week that she never voted for president in the November 2020 election and opted to golf instead because she “couldn’t get excited” about the dozen measures on the California ballot.
“I didn’t even vote,” 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.”
Politico called her statement a “head-scratcher” because according to Los Angeles County voting records, Jenner did vote in 2020.
About a month ago, Politico reported that Jenner hasn’t voted in nearly two-thirds of California’s elections since 2000.
After the comment aired on CNN, however, a representative of the Los Angeles County Registrar’s office released the information requested to fact-check.
The report cited Republican strategist Tim Rosales, who said that many candidates lie because they don’t know the information is public.
“But I’ve never heard it the opposite way, where somebody said that I didn’t vote” and they actually did, he said. “I can imagine, having been on the inside of these types of high profile campaigns, you’ve got a lot of a lot of people scrambling right now.”
Her campaign has not yet given an explanation for why the records don’t back her claim.
Yesterday, the first poll of the recall election was released and only 6% of California voters said they support her gubernatorial bid.