John Kasich votes for John McCain instead of Donald Trump

Ohio's governor is sticking to his word

Justin Carissimo
New York
Tuesday 01 November 2016 05:52
John Kasich in Annapolis, Maryland.
John Kasich in Annapolis, Maryland.

John Kasich, the Republican governor of Ohio, voted for his party’s 2008 nominee, John McCain, instead of the current nominee, Donald Trump.

Chris Schrimpf, Kasich's spokesman, told The Cleveland Plain Dealer of the governor’s decision and said that he voted Republican on the rest of his ballot. His move was purely symbolic as Mr McCain is not one of the 18 certified write-candidates in the state of Ohio.

After a decade-old video surfaced from Mr Trump’s sexually lewd conversation with a giggling Billy Bush, Mr Kasich promised that he would not support the former reality television star’s race to the White House.

"Donald Trump is a man I cannot and should not support," he wrote in a statement on October 8.

"The actions of the last day are disgusting, but that's not why I reached this decision, it has been an accumulation of his words and actions that many have been warning about. I will not vote for a nominee who has behaved in a manner that reflects so poorly on our country. Our country deserves better."

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