Nearly every day, it seems Republican Caitlyn Jenner—the reality star and former Olympian who is mounting an ill-advised run for governor of California—produces a new awkward moment for the internet to digest.
On Tuesday, March 11, Jenner participated in an interview with CNN. She was asked about her voting record.
Jenner casually claimed she "didn't bother" to vote in 2020 before saying Californians should vote for her anyway because she's "cute and adorable."
And what was Jenner supposedly doing that was so much more important than voting?
She claimed she was playing golf.
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After her claim of not participating in the election process, people were skeptical of Jenner's ability to navigate the politics of a massive state like California.
This is someone looking to be in charge of the 6th largest economy in the world. https://t.co/5Qamct6qg9— Deji (@Deji) 1620742934.0
This entire governorship bid is nothing but a reality show for her. https://t.co/yXQPmaKTin— Libra (@Libra) 1620741854.0
Needless to say, Twitter was pretty frank in their condemnation of Jenner.
@brennansuen “the only part that affects people in california is the propositions” is my fave part— penni. shiny and new (@penni. shiny and new) 1620743072.0
But then reports began to surface Jenner had, in fact, voted in 2020 despite claiming she hadn't.
Caitlyn Jenner told CNN this week that she never voted for president in the November 2020 election. But Los Angeles… https://t.co/2OdIZlpk4R— POLITICO (@POLITICO) 1620787502.0
@politico Reminder that in 2016 she said she voted for Trump but records showed she didn't vote.— Nathan Gastineau (@Nathan Gastineau) 1620787595.0
The entire incident only served to highlight Jenner's dishonesty in the eyes of many.
@politico @Caitlyn_Jenner saying one thing and doing another, isn't a blip, it's her brand: https://t.co/FOPG6JV1kP— Tony Jenson (@Tony Jenson) 1620787960.0
@MikeSington Clearly she misses the attention of being on TV all the time — not really a sound reason to run for Gov— Jane Calderwood (@Jane Calderwood) 1620751103.0
Jenner's chances of winning the governorship are small, but her antics are proving hard to ignore.
@MikeSington “Cute and adorable” is the worst thing you can call yourself as a working woman @Caitlyn_Jenner. It’s… https://t.co/M0udTSVQJF— Jax ⚡️Philosopher Queen (@Jax ⚡️Philosopher Queen) 1620757323.0
There are many who feel Jenner's time in politics won't last very long.
Her polling numbers are not very good.
Only time will tell whether or not Jenner plans to vote—or admit to voting—in the 2021 election, even with her own name on the ballot.