For someone seeking her first elective office, Caitlyn Jenner’s public declaration that she skipped voting in the 2020 election because she “couldn’t get excited” about the people or issues on the ballot was bizarre.
During an interview with CNN’s Dana Bash, Jenner proclaimed that she didn’t vote last November and chose to play golf instead. She had a very, very specific explanation, saying, “Out here in California, it’s like, why vote for a Republican president? It’s just not going to work. No. 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. 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, ‘I’m not doing that.’ ”
What’s even more bizarre is that Los Angeles County records show that Jenner, who last week entered the race to replace current California Gov. Gavin Newsom, actually did vote in 2020. Politico obtained a copy of the Republican candidate’s voting record and it shows that Jenner has consistently voted in general elections every four years – and in some mid-term elections – since 2000.
Jenner’s campaign would not comment on the record when asked about the conflicting accounts Tuesday and only spoke on background.
Despite Jenner giving the impression she opted out of the election entirely and played golf on Election Day — and that she only worries about state propositions but chose not to consider those as well — a spokesperson said that Jenner voted on “some local issues.” The spokesperson said Jenner was responding to a question about whom she chose for president in 2020 and said that she didn’t support any candidate. That is a lie. Bash specifically asked Jenner is she voted “down ticket” and she responded “no.”
Below is the interview clip in which Jenner flat out lies to the face of CNN’s Bash and likely wipes out any chance she had of holding political office.
Caitlyn Jenner is unqualified & unprepared. She didn't even vote in 2020, including on consequential propositions. This exchange is telling:
Dana Bash: How do you get people excited to vote for you now that you want to be on the ballot?
Jenner: Because I'm cute and adorable. pic.twitter.com/rWNy9DRcFV
— Brennan Suen (@brennansuen) May 11, 2021