Jenner says she didn't vote in 2020: 'I just couldn't get excited about it'

California GOP gubernatorial candidate Caitlyn Jenner said she didn’t vote in the 2020 presidential election because she couldn’t “get excited” about Election Day.

Jenner launched her campaign in late April to challenge Gov. Gavin NewsomGavin NewsomBeyond California, a record year for recalls Texas governor signs bill to allow college athletes to profit off name and likeness The Hill's Morning Report - Biden on Putin: 'a worthy adversary' MORE (D) as he faces a GOP-led recall effort amid his handling of the coronavirus pandemic in the state. The Olympic gold medalist is one of the most well-known candidates in the recall effort.

In an interview with CNN’s Dana BashDana BashPelosi: 'No intention' of abandoning Democrats' infrastructure goals Ocasio-Cortez: 'Old way of politics' influences Manchin's thinking Ocasio-Cortez: Senate Democrats 'blocking crucial items in a Democratic agenda' MORE, Jenner said that she didn't vote in 2020 because she "couldn't get excited about it."


Jenner was asked if she spoke with former President TrumpDonald TrumpKushner lands book deal, slated for release in 2022 Biden moves to undo Trump trade legacy with EU deal Progressives rave over Harrison's start at DNC MORE about her gubernatorial bid given that she had Trump advisers help with her campaign.

“No, I’ve never even talked to Trump about any of this stuff,” Jenner said.

Jenner has said she voted for Trump in 2016. Asked who she voted for in 2020, Jenner said, “I didn’t even vote.”


Jenner said that due to California being such a blue state, the only issues she focuses on are ballot propositions, none of which she felt passionately about in November.

“It was voting day, and I thought the only thing out here in California that I worry about which affect people is the propositions that were out there, and I didn’t see any propositions that I really had one side or the other,” Jenner said.

“And so, it was Election Day. And I just couldn't get excited about it. And I just wound up going to play golf and I say ‘uh, I’m not doing that,’ ” she continued.

Explaining her decision to have Trump advisers on her campaign team, Jenner said the fact that they worked for Trump wasn’t a discouraging factor.

“It makes no difference, they work politics, and that’s what they do,” Jenner said. “If Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzOvernight Defense: Top admiral shoots back at criticism of 'woke' military | Military guns go missing | New White House strategy to battle domestic extremism Top admiral shoots back at criticism of 'woke' military: 'We are not weak' Biden tries to erase Trump's 'America First' on world stage MORE had gotten elected and Trump didn’t they would probably work for Ted Cruz.”

Jenner has gone back-and-forth on her support of Trump. She touted Trump in an interview with Sean HannitySean Patrick HannityBook claims Trump believed Democrats would replace Biden with Hillary Clinton or Michelle Obama in 2020 election 9 Republicans not named Trump who could run in 2024 Fox Nation to stream primetime Fox News shows in full MORE last week as a “disruptor.”

But in another segment of her interview with Bash, Jenner said that she didn’t believe the former president's claims that the election was stolen. 

The Trump campaign filed a deluge of lawsuits in states that he lost and claimed were fraudulent.

“Do you believe that the election was stolen?” Bash asked.

“No, I believe in the system,” responded Jenner.