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Vermont's Republican Governor Votes For Democrat Biden

Vermont Governor Phil Scott  (file photo)
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Vermont Governor Phil Scott (file photo)

Vermont Gov. Phil Scott says he voted for Joe Biden for president, making him the first Republican governor in the nation to publically acknowledge voting for the Democratic presidential candidate.

The Republican governor told reporters Tuesday after casting his ballot in his hometown of Berlin, Vermont, that he had never voted for a Democrat for president in his life.   “I didn’t support President Trump. I wasn’t going to vote for him. But then I came to the conclusion that it wasn’t enough for me to just not vote. I had to vote against. I had to put country over party, which again wasn’t an easy thing to do in some respects.”

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