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Lindsey Graham announces McMullin vote

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) announced Tuesday that he voted for independent candidate Evan McMullin for president.
Graham tweeted his support for McMullin amid a series of tweets Tuesday afternoon, praising the former CIA officer for his “views on a strong America and the need to rebuild our military.”
{mosads}Graham, who focused on foreign policy and national security in his Republican presidential bid before dropping out last December, was one of the first elected GOP officials to criticize his party’s nominee, Donald Trump.
During a feud in 2015, Trump gave out Graham’s personal cellphone number during a rally in the senator’s home state.
Graham has also been critical of Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton throughout the election cycle, repeatedly saying Republicans needed to stop her from winning the White House.
Other GOP senators have declined to support their party’s nominee, with lawmakers such as Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) saying they wouldn’t vote for either major-party candidate.  
Sen. Jeff Flake (R), an outspoken critic of Trump, said last week that it was a “possibility” that he would vote for McMullin. The Arizona senator said Tuesday that he would “sustain and support whomever is elected” president.
Updated: 5:06 p.m.
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