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Former President George W. Bush didn't vote for Donald Trump

 (Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times)
(Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times)

Add former President George W. Bush and his wife, Laura, to the list of Republicans officially not supporting Donald Trump. 

A spokesman for the Bushes told the Wall Street Journal on Tuesday that they cast ballots in Texas two weeks ago and did not vote for Trump or Hillary Clinton, the Democratic nominee. The spokesman declined to say whether they voted for a third-party or write-in candidate. 

For months, since his brother Jeb Bush exited the Republican primary, George W. Bush has mostly remained silent about the presidential race as Trump has used harsh rhetoric about, among others, Mexican immigrants and women. He and his father, former President George H.W. Bush, did not attend the Republican National Convention in Cleveland this summer.

On Tuesday, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), who often assailed Trump throughout this election cycle, announced he voted for write-in candidate Evan McMullin. 

Some political observers believe McMullin, a businessman from Utah, could do well in the state, which is a Republican stronghold with a large Mormon voting bloc. (Polls have shown Trump falling short with Mormon voters.) 

And Ohio Gov. John Kasich, who has also eschewed supporting Trump, used his vote to write in a name: Sen. John McCain of Arizona, the 2008 GOP nominee. 

The symbolic vote remains true to his opposition to Trump. Kasich plans to give a speech Thursday in Washington to chart out his vision for the Republican Party. 

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