Speed Reads

Election Day 2016

Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham didn't vote for Donald Trump. He voted for Evan McMullin.

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) announced Tuesday that he did not vote for his party's nominee for president, Donald Trump, but instead chose independent candidate Evan McMullin.

Graham explained in a series of tweets that he voted for the rest of the Republican ticket:

Graham has been a staunch critic of Trump ever since last year, during his own short-lived campaign for the Republican nomination. (Trump infamously responded to Graham's criticism during the primaries by publicly giving out the senator's cell phone number.) During the general election campaign, he publicly castigated Trump for threatening to not accept the results of the election: "I don't think it's good for democracy to have a major candidate for president doubt the outcome."