Tom Brady voting record: Incomplete
QB's presidential ballot may not count
TOM BRADY FOUND himself at the center of a storm over his possible vote for his friend Donald Trump for president. But it turns out his ballot may not even be counted.
Trump announced at a campaign rally in New Hampshire on Monday night that the star New England Patriots quarterback called him and said he voted for the Republican nominee — and gave Trump permission to share the news publicly.
Municipal officials confirmed yesterday to the Boston Globe that Brady showed up on Monday and cast an absentee ballot at town hall in Brookline, the pricey suburb where he recently built a 14,000-square-foot multimillion-dollar manse with his supermodel wife, Gisele Bündchen.
But when Brady appeared at town hall, officials told him there was no record he was registered to vote, according to Brookline town clerk Pat Ward.
“He understood and he was fine with that,” said Ward.
Ward said Brady, who moved to Brookline two years ago, told him his registration had been sent in before last month’s deadline.
“We haven’t found it yet,” said Ward.
Brady would not address the question of whether he supported Trump at his weekly press availability on Wednesday. He also refused to comment when asked whether he had, in fact, given Trump permission to announce his vote.
While Brady has resisted efforts to get him talk about his voting preferences, for most elections he would have an easy out if pressed on whom he cast a ballot for: No one.
Brady may be famously disciplined when it comes to the workouts that keep him in top physical form at age 39, but he is something of a slacker when it comes to exercising the franchise.
He has voted only four times in the 10-year period from 2004 to 2014, according to public voter information gathered by Novus Group, a Boston polling and political consulting firm. Before moving to Brookline, Brady cast a ballot in the 2004 and 2008 presidential elections and in two elections in 2013, when a special election took place to fill a vacant US Senate seat.