Although Rush Limbaugh claimed on Tuesday that former President George W. Bush and his wife Laura had both voted for Hillary Clinton over Republican nominee Donald Trump, it appears the former first couple did not cast a ballot for either Presidential candidate.
A spokesman for the Bush family issued a statement late Tuesday afternoon, noting that George and Laura Bush had both skipped the top of the ballot: “[ They voted] none of the above for president and Republican down-ballot.”
Bush, who votes in Dallas, Texas, concentrated on Congressional and local races.
The news is unsurprising, given that George W. Bush’s brother Jeb Bush was a top target of Donald Trump during the primary season. Trump famously branded Jeb Bush, “low energy,” and tangled with the former Florida governor during several of the Republican primary debates.
The animosity between the two men led George P. Bush, Jeb’s son, to declare last month that he would vote for Hillary Clinton.
Rumors also circulated, late in the election, that George W. Bush was working closely with Mitt Romney and major Republican donors to fund a third party challenger. Evan McMullin eventually emerged as that independent candidate, but did not receive an official endorsement from either senior Republican.