John Kasich Has Voted, and It Wasn't for Trump

Ariz. Sen. John McCain got the Ohio governor's write-in vote
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 1, 2016 7:21 AM CDT

(Newser) – John Kasich took some time out from rooting for the Cleveland Indians in the World Series to cast his vote Monday in the presidential election, and he kept a promise he had made some time ago: "Stop Trump." The Republican governor of Ohio, who Cleveland.com says voted via absentee ballot, wrote in Arizona Sen. John McCain's name instead of the GOP nominee's, per Kasich's spokesman, who added that his boss voted all Republican down the rest of his ballot.

Kasich had only hinted at a non-vote for Trump until Oct. 8, when he issued a statement after Trump's on-tape comments about sexually assaulting women were aired. "I will not vote for a nominee who has behaved in a manner that reflects so poorly on our country. Our country deserves better," Kasich said in that statement, per Cleveland.com. Not that "better" is going to come in the form of McCain, at least not in Ohio: Only 18 people are certified as write-in candidates in Ohio, and McCain's not one of them. (A Kasich adviser ripped into Reince Priebus after he told Kasich he'd better endorse Trump or else.)

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