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Lindsey Graham won’t vote for Trump or Clinton

By Niels Lesniewski Tribune News Service

WASHINGTON – Sen. Lindsey Graham won’t be voting for either of the major party presidential nominees.

“I think Donald Trump is going places that very few people have gone, and I’m not going there with him,” Graham said in an interview on CNN.

“I also cannot in good conscience support Donald Trump because I do not believe he is a reliable Republican conservative nor has he displayed the judgment and temperament to serve as commander in chief,” Graham said. “After the election, regardless of who wins the presidency I will do everything I can to help our new president deal with the many challenges facing our nation. The next president will inherit a mess and will need all the help they can get.”

Graham had his own short-lived run for the White House, but he was among the first to drop out. He said he will not be going to the Republican National Convention this summer, but he does plan to help GOP candidates in congressional races.

“I will focus my time, energy and effort on raising resources and advocating for our Republican majorities in the House and Senate. It is imperative that we have strong, reliable conservatives acting as a check and balance against excesses in government,” Graham said.

Among those on the ballot this year is one of Graham’s closest friends, Arizona GOP Sen. John McCain.

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