‘I Thought It Was Important’: GOP Maryland Governor Larry Hogan Casts Write-In Vote For Ronald Reagan

‘I Thought It Was Important’: GOP Maryland Governor Larry Hogan Casts Write-In Vote For Ronald Reagan


Republican Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan broadcast the fact that he wrote in former President Ronald Reagan on his mail-in ballot to protest both presidential candidates.

“I know it’s simply symbolic,” Hogan told The Washington Post in an interview published Friday. “It’s not going to change the outcome in my state. But I thought it was important to just cast a vote that showed the kind of person I’d like to see in office.”

A frequent Trump critic, Hogan wrote an op-ed for The Washington Post in July excoriating the president for his response to the coronavirus pandemic. “It was hopeless, waiting around for him,” he wrote. “Governors were being told that we were on our own. It was sink or swim. And if I didn’t do something dramatic, we simply would not come close to having enough tests in Maryland.”

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Hogan, who has been floated as a potential 2024 candidate, told The Washington Post that he was “a lifelong conservative

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