Dubya casts his bal­lot, and celebri­ties rock the vote

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The im­age of Don­ald Trump peer­ing at his wife, Me­la­nia, as she cast her bal­lot on Tues­day was a so­cial me­dia favourite, but he likely wasn’t the only one who may have won­dered how peo­ple were vot­ing. So how did other no­table Amer­i­cans choose to cast their bal­lots?

Ge­orge W. Bush did not vote for Don­ald Trump or Hil­lary Clin­ton, a spokesper­son for No. 43 said. The most re­cent Repub­li­can pres­i­dent voted “none of the above for presi- dent and Repub­li­can down-bal­lot,” Freddy Ford said. That means Bush voted for Repub­li­cans in con­gres­sional and lo­cal races.

For­mer Florida gov­er­nor Jeb Bush was a favourite to win the GOP nom­i­na­tion un­til Trump branded him with a name that stuck: Low en­ergy.

Celebri­ties haven’t been shy about speak­ing out for their pre­ferred can­di­dates (Clin­ton: Jay-Z and Bey­oncé; Trump: Scott Baio and Stephen Bald­win) and on Tues­day, many took to so­cial me­dia to trum­pet their choice or urge fol­low­ers to vote.

Tay­lor Swift posted a pic­ture of her­self in a queue of vot­ers, and a re­minder that “to­day is the day.” (It re­ceived more than 1.5 mil­lion likes.)

Long­time Demo­crat and bil­lion­aire War­ren Buf­fett de­clined to say how he cast his bal­lot, but he was out and about in his home state of Ne­braska, help­ing drive vot­ers to the polls.

A video on For­tune.com showed Buf­fett in the polling booth — and then smil­ing as he re­ceived his “I Voted” sticker.

CARLO AL­LE­GRI/REUTERS

Repub­li­can pres­i­den­tial nom­i­nee Don­ald Trump and his wife, Me­la­nia, cast their votes in New York.

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