Last week Colin Kaepernick raised eyebrows when he revealed he did not vote in the presidential election despite his protests of an in equal and opressed United States. His decision to sit and kneel during the National Anthem was aided by his in-aliable right to do such as a citizen, but left shades of hypocrisy over his argument when he didn’t use arguably his most important right, his right to vote, to make direct change.
Kaepernick did make it known that he decided not to vote because it “didn’t matter” who won the election, as he disagreed with both major candidates. It turns our Kaepernick could not have voted even if he did.
The Sacramento Bee found this week that the San Francisco 49ers quarterback is not even registered to vote, and has never attempted to.
Via the Sac Bee –
Kaepernick, who was raised in Turlock, turned 18 in 2005, but he has not registered to vote in California at any point in the last decade, according to records maintained by the California Secretary of State. He also did not register in Nevada while he attended the University of Nevada, Reno, from 2006 to 2010, according to the Washoe County Registrar of Voters.
That means he missed presidential elections in 2008 and 2012 – when Democrat Barack Obama was elected president – in addition to a variety of state and local elections in other years.