- The Washington Times - Thursday, October 20, 2016

Ken Bone hasn’t decided yet if he favors Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton to be the next U.S. president, but don’t expect the nation’s most famous sweater-wearing undecided voter to go public once he makes his pick. In an interview Wednesday evening, he said he isn’t endorsing anyone before next month’s election.

“I have not decided,” Mr. Bone, a coal plant operator at a facility in Illinois, told talk show host Jimmy Kimmel in an interview Wednesday evening, shortly following the third and final presidential debate at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

“After I have decided, I promise I’m not going to tell anyone, even you,” he said live from the UNLV campus.

Mr. Bone, 34, has become an internet sensation in recent weeks after he posed a question about energy policy during the second presidential debate on Oct. 10 while sporting a red sweater and donning a distinctive mustache.

Introduced then as an uncommitted voter, he told the talk show host Wednesday evening that he wants to continue being perceived that way in hopes of pushing Americans to the polls.

“Once I tell anyone who I’m voting for, I lose my opportunity to just say, ‘Get out and vote.’ I don’t care who you vote for, I just want everyone to get to the polls and make their voice heard,” Mr. Bone said, clad in his signature sweater.

“If you listen to the fat guy from St. Louis, you’re not listening to your heart and conscience,” he added.

Mr. Bone was flanked by fans and UNLV cheerleaders when he appeared during the “Jimmy Kimmel Live” not far from the scene of the final debate. It was announced earlier in the week that Mr. Bone would be traveling to Las Vegas to “cover” the debate on behalf of the talk show.

“I’m going to be taking notes and pretending that I’m a real journalist like you and doing my very best,” Mr. Bone told USA Today before the debate began. “I’m sure there will be a comedic element.”

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