- The Washington Times - Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Colin Kaepernick, the San Francisco 49ers quarterback who started a national conversation by kneeling during the national anthem to highlight racial injustices in America, was widely criticized after he revealed he didn’t vote on Election Day.

But as it turns out the 29-year-old, credited by some as the face of the Black Lives Matter movement, has never been registered to vote in any election, according to a report by The Sacramento Bee.

Mr. Kaepernick, who turned 18 in 2005, never registered to vote in his home state of California or Nevada, where he attended the University of Nevada, Reno, from 2006 to 2010, according to voting records reviewed by The Sacramento Bee.

“That means he missed presidential elections in 2008 and 2012 — when Democrat Barack Obama was elected president — in addition to a variety of state and local elections in other years,” the report said.

Mr. Kaepernick openly admitted to reporters that he didn’t vote for either President-elect Donald Trump or Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton on Election Day because he thought it would be “hypocritical” of him to submit to an oppressive system.

“I thought a lot of different things about the process and what I could and couldn’t do,” he told The Associated Press Tuesday. “I don’t agree with the system of oppression and that’s something that I will continue to not agree with.

“I’m comfortable with everything that I’m saying, what I represent and who I am,” he added.

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