Performers in the musical “Hamilton” jumped into the political spotlight last week, when Vice-President Elect Mike Pence joined the audience and was met with boos and an insulting tirade by the lead actor.
Now it has been revealed that many of the stars in the musical who voiced their displeasure of Pence and Trump so loudly, haven’t even voted in years.
At the end of the performance Pence attended last Friday, one of the leading actors, Brandon Dixon, read out a scathing statement to Pence from the entire cast, outraging Trump supporters.
The Daily Mail has reported that records show many of the Hamilton cast have not even voted in several elections. Voting records are not available yet for the 2016 election, but information from prior elections has revealed:
Dixon’s records show he didn’t vote during president Obama’s reelection bid in 2012.
Javier Munoz, playing the titular role of Hamilton, registered to vote in 2006 and voted in the mid-term elections, but hasn’t been on record as voting since.
Seth Stewart, who plays Thomas Jefferson, voted in 2008 when Obama ran for the first time. He did not vote in 2012.
Okieriete “Oak” Onaodowan, who players James Madison and Hercules Mulligan, registered to vote in 2005 but hasn’t been on record voting since.
Asked about the incident later, Pence kindly said he wasn’t offended by what was said, and said he wanted to address the message the cast made to him at the end. “I know this is a disappointing time for people who did not see their candidate win in this election… but I just want to reassure people that what Donald Trump on election night, he absolutely meant from the bottom of his heart – he is preparing to be the president for ALL of the United States of America.”
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