Spitzer Didn’t Vote In 2012 After Penning Column ‘Why I Am Voting For Barack Obama’

Former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer (D), who announced a run for New York City comptroller this week, did not vote in last year’s presidential election even after writing a column for Slate titled “Why I Am Voting For Barack Obama” days before the polls opened, the New York Post reported Thursday.

New York City Board of Elections records showed that Spitzer did not vote at his poll site on Nov. 6, 2012 or fill out an absentee ballot, according to the Post.

A Spitzer spokesperson told the newspaper that because the former governor co-anchored Current TV’s election coverage in San Francisco, “there was not enough time for him to vote or get an absentee ballot.”

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