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Several ‘Hamilton’ Cast Members Haven’t Voted in Years

Voting records reveal that several stars of the Broadway musical Hamilton haven’t voted in past elections, despite having lectured Vice President-elect Mike Pence about how the Donald Trump administration’s policies might negatively affect their lives.

Brandon Victor Dixon, the 35-year-old actor who plays Aaron Burr, lectured Pence from the Broadway stage Friday night, expressing fear that the Trump administration “will not protect us, our planet, our children, our parents, or defend us and uphold our inalienable rights.”

However, Dixon didn’t vote in 2012, according to the Daily MailVoting records for 2016 are not yet available.

Javier Munoz, the actor who plays Alexander Hamilton, hasn’t voted since the midterm elections in 2006.

Seth Stewart, who plays Thomas Jefferson in the 11-time Tony-winning musical, voted in 2008 but did not cast a vote in 2012. Okieriete Onaodowan, who plays James Madison, has been a registered voter since 2005 but has no record of voting.

The rant from Dixon prompted President-elect Trump to demand an apology from the cast and the popular Broadway show.

“The Theater must always be a safe and special place.The cast of Hamilton was very rude last night to a very good man, Mike Pence. Apologize!” Trump tweeted Saturday.

Dixon appeared on CBS This Morning on Monday and said he and the Hamilton cast had nothing to apologize for” after the incident. He added that both Trump and Pence are “welcome” to come backstage and have a conversation about the concerns the cast addressed in the now-viral rant.

While #BoycottHamilton became a top trend on social media over the weekend, Pence says he wasn’t offended by what Dixon and the cast had to say.

 

Follow Jerome Hudson on Twitter: @JeromeEHudson

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