Charlie Baker Says He Didn’t Vote For A President This Year

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If you take Massachusetts governor Charlie Baker at his word, then he didn’t have a preference in the 2020 presidential election.

The Republican is no fan of President Donald Trump and previously stated that he would not vote for the incumbent. However, that doesn’t mean that Baker voted for former vice president Joe Biden, the Democratic candidate, or even Jo Jorgensen, the Libertarian Party nominee.

Baker told reporters on Tuesday, “I blanked it” when asked about who he ended up casting a vote for in the presidential race.

Trump and Baker are not fans of one another.

Baker has spoken critically of Trump on many occasions, including in the wake of George Floyd’s death.

“At so many times during these past several weeks when the country needed compassion and leadership the most, it was simply nowhere to be found,” Baker said of Trump in early June, according to “Instead, we got bitterness, combativeness, and self interest. That’s not what we need in Boston. That’s not what we need right now in Massachusetts. And it’s definitely not what we need across this great country of ours either.”

Trump also critiqued Baker in a tweet in September since Baker supported universal mail-in ballots for the 2020 presidential election.

“RINO Governor Charlie Baker of Massachusetts is unsuccessfully trying to defend Mail In Ballots, when there is fraud being found all over the place,” Trump wrote. “Just look at some of the recent races, or the Trump Ballots in Pennsylvania that were thrown into the garbage. Wrong Charlie!”

Baker never said who he voted for in 2016. However, he said he didn’t vote for Trump or former first lady Hillary Clinton, according to Politico. Baker endorsed former New Jersey governor Chris Christie in the 2016 Republican primary.

Although Baker did not vote for Biden, one Republican governor from New England did:  Phil Scott of Vermont.

Scott previously said he supported impeaching President Trump.

“It’s been a bit of a struggle for me, but I ended up voting for Joe Biden,” he told reporters on Tuesday morning.

“President Trump has had four years to unite this country and has failed to do so,” Scott added. “We need someone who can pull us together. Our country needs to heal, and I’m very concerned about what another four years will do to our country. We’re so polarized here. We’re so divided, and it’s become so tribal. We need leaders. We need role models that will step up and pull us together as one country, and I’m afraid that President Trump misses the mark.”