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Kasich Votes for McCain Instead of Trump

Although John Kasich made an oath to support the Republican nominee, he chose to vote for John McCain over Donald Trump.

The Hill reports:

John Kasich has made good on his vow not to vote for Donald Trump.

The Ohio governor voted today by absentee ballot, writing in the name of Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) instead of the Republican presidential nominee.

Kasich voted for the GOP candidates in other contests, according to his spokesman Chris Schrimpf.

The former Republican presidential candidate made his intentions known earlier this month, following the release of a 2005 tape containing audio of Trump making obscene comments about women.

“Donald Trump is a man I cannot and should not support,” Kasich said in a statement, noting that the tape was the last straw in a long list of “words and actions” he did not support.

“I will not vote for a nominee who has behaved in a manner that reflects so poorly on our country,” the governor pledged. “Our country deserves better.”

McCain is not among the write-in candidates certified in the Buckeye State, making Kasich’s vote entirely symbolic.

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