Trump Hasn't Voted in Last 6 Elections
He's also given more money to Democratic candidates than Republicans
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 29, 2015 11:30 AM CDT
FILE - In this Tuesday, June 16, 2015, file photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks to supporters during a rally, in Des Moines, Iowa.   (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)

(Newser) – When it comes to voting for Donald Trump, the man himself would rather you not follow his track record. Records seen by the National Review show Trump hasn't voted in the past six presidential-primary elections, including in 2000, 2004, and 2012 when he considered a run for president. He also failed to vote for various candidates, including those running for US representative and governor, in 2002 when was donating to candidates in those races. In some cases, Trump couldn't vote as he flipped between parties, but he was able in others, leading the National Review (which is decidedly not a Trump fan) to speculate that "perhaps Trump prefers check-writing to ballot-casting."

Another interesting tidbit: Trump has donated $476,000 to Democratic campaigns over the years, including Hillary Clinton's in 2002, compared to $452,000 to Republicans. And perhaps Trump doesn't care if you vote for him, says the author of a 1992 biography: "He’s become the celebrity blowhard of America, a Kardashian without the cleavage. And that’s what he is: He sells his name. This race will enlarge his name. That’s why he’s running."