GOP presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy is an ‘unaffiliated’ voter, records show

GOP presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy is an 'unaffiliated' voter, records show

Vivek Ramaswamy is one of the most well-known candidates vying for the Republican presidential nomination.

But according to voting records in his home state, he hasn’t participated in a Republican primary recently enough to qualify as a party member.

In Franklin County, Ohio, where he has been registered to vote since November 2021, when he moved to Columbus, Ramaswamy, 38, is described as a “unaffiliated” voter.

The multimillionaire biotech entrepreneur identified himself as a “libertarian freestyler” in college.

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According to Reuters, he claimed to have supported a Libertarian candidate in the 2004 presidential election but did not cast a ballot in the elections of 2008, 2012, or 2016.

He has donated to both Republican and Democratic campaigns. During the GOP presidential debate on Wednesday, a query about his scant voting record was quickly dismissed.

Ramaswamy claimed he later turned into a “hardcore” Trump supporter and cast his vote for him in the 2020 election.

In Ohio, a voter must ask for that party’s ballot during primaries in order to be identify as affiliated with that party.

Ramaswamy did not cast a ballot in the Ohio state primary last year, according to voting records that were initially publish by an account called Ohio Legislative Watch on X.

The website that replaced Twitter. Additionally, according to the documents, which NBC News independently examined, “no history recorded” in the primary that took place in May of last year.

Ramaswamy did cast a ballot in the Aug. 8 special election.

In favor of a Republican-backed initiative that would have made it more difficult to amend the state constitution.

Before an attempt to entrench abortion rights later this year. Records reveal that he also cast a ballot in the general elections of 2021 and 2022.

An inquiry for comment was not immediately answer by Ramaswamy’s campaign.

In the past, Ramaswamy, who announced his run for president in February, has defended not casting a ballot when he was younger, telling Sean Hannity that he wasn’t able to because he was “a jaded person in my twenties.”

Vivek Ramaswamy is one of the most well-known candidates vying for the Republican presidential nomination.

According to voting records in his home state, he hasn’t participated in a Republican primary recently enough to qualify as a party member.

In Franklin County, Ohio, where he has been register to vote since November 2021. When he moved to Columbus, Ramaswamy, 38, is describe as a “unaffiliated” voter.

The rich biotech entrepreneur once referred to himself as a college “libertarian freestyler.”

According to Reuters, he claimed to have supported a Libertarian candidate in the 2004. Presidential election but did not cast a ballot in the elections of 2008, 2012, or 2016.

He has donated to both Republican and Democratic campaigns. During the GOP presidential debate on Wednesday, a query about his scant voting record was quickly dismissed.

Ramaswamy claimed he later turned into a “hardcore” Trump supporter and cast his vote for him in the 2020 election.

Ramaswamy did not cast a ballot in the Ohio state primary last year, according to voting records. That were initially publish by an account called Ohio Legislative Watch on X.

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The website that replaced Twitter. Records from the primary held in May of last year similarly show “no history recorded,” according to an independent investigation

Ramaswamy did cast a ballot in the Aug. 8 special election in favor of a Republican-backed initiative. That would have made it more difficult to amend the state constitution.

Before an attempt to entrench abortion rights later this year. Records reveal that he also cast a ballot in the general elections of 2021 and 2022.

An inquiry for comment was not immediately answer by Ramaswamy’s campaign.

Ramaswamy, who announced his candidacy for president in February, had previously defended not casting a ballot when he was younger. Telling Sean Hannity that he was “a jaded guy in my twenties” at the time.

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