Former GOP Michigan Gov. Will Vote For Hillary Clinton

Former Michigan Gov. William Milliken (R) has announced that he will vote for Hillary Clinton for president, saying that Donald Trump does not embody Republican ideals.

“This nation has long prided itself on its abiding commitments to tolerance, civility and equality. We face a critically important choice in this year’s presidential election that will define whether we maintain our commitment to those ideals or embark on a path that has doomed other governments and nations throughout history,” he said in a statement to the Detroit Free Press published Monday. “I am saddened and dismayed that the Republican Party this year has nominated a candidate who has repeatedly demonstrated that he does not embrace those ideals.”

As the Detroit Free Press noted, Milliken has backed Democratic candidates before. He endorsed former Gov. Jennifer Granholm’s (D) 2006 campaign and Sen. Gary Peters’ (D-MI) 2014 campaign, among other Democratic candidates.

Milliken, who served as Michigan’s governor from 1969 to 1983, joins a growing chorus of Republicans who have ditched Trump to vote for Clinton in 2016.

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