Monday 19 March 2018

Bush drops hint about 'potential' Clinton vote

George Bush and his father could
George Bush and his father could "potentially" vote for Hillary Clinton. Photo: Reuters

Rachael Alexander

George Bush and his father could "potentially" vote for Hillary Clinton, the nephew and grandson of the former US presidents has said.

George P Bush, the son of Mr Bush's brother Jeb, said he was the only member of his powerful Republican political dynasty who would be voting for the Grand Old Party (GOP).

His remarks came as he was addressing a small Republican rally in San Marcos, Texas.

Pressed later to clarify his comments, Mr Bush said of grandfather George HW Bush and uncle George W: "I don't know how they voted. I'm speculating, to be honest."

Asked if either could vote for Democratic presidential candidate Mrs Clinton, Mr Bush, a land commissioner, answered: "Potentially. But hard to speculate."

Former Florida governor Jeb Bush was defeated by Donald Trump in the Republican presidential primary.

Meanwhile, Mr Trump has urged early voters who have had second thoughts about their presidential choice to recall their ballots and change their minds.

He told supporters that Wisconsin was one of four states in which someone who voted early could potentially change it at a county clerk's office.

He said that voters who "are having a bad case of buyer's remorse" should change their ballot "if you think you made a mistake".

Mr Trump said the four states that allowed early ballots to be changed were Wisconsin, Michigan, Minnesota and Pennsylvania.

Irish Independent

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