Records show Caitlyn Jenner voted in the 2020 election despite claiming to CNN that she went golfing instead

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Caitlyn Jenner received the Arthur Ashe award for courage at the ESPY Awards at the Microsoft Theater in 2015. Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP

Caitlyn Jenner said she didn't vote in the 2020 US presidential election, but election records obtained by Politico show that she did.

Jenner, who is running in California's recall election against Gov. Gavin Newsom, told CNN this week that she skipped the 2020 election to go play golf.

"I didn't even vote," Jenner told CNN's Dana Bash. "Out here in California, it's like, why vote for a Republican president? It's just not going to work. I mean, it's overwhelming."

"It was voting day and I thought the only thing out here in California that I worry about, which affects people, is the propositions that were out there," Jenner, who is running as a Republican, said. "And I didn't see any propositions that I really had one side or the other. And so it was Election Day and I just couldn't get excited about it. And I just wound up going to play golf and I said, 'I'm not doing that.'"

On Tuesday, however, Politico reported that a representative from the Los Angeles County registrar's office confirmed that Jenner voted in the most recent presidential election, providing documentation.

The outlet reported last month that Jenner also voted in only about a third of the elections she was eligible to vote in since 2000.

Jenner is running on her business experience

During the CNN interview, Jenner touted her experience in business as making her qualified to be governor.

"I have been in the entrepreneurial world. People think - you've been in show business, think of you as a reality star. Certainly, I've done that, but entertainment is a business, and you have to run that business," she said.

California's ballot measures that Jenner referred to were hotly contested and involved some of the state's major companies, including propositions 22 and 24, which directly affected the tech sector.

Prop. 22 in particular raised more funds than any ballot measure in California history. Companies such as Lyft and Uber contributed an estimated $200 million in support of the legislation, outspending labor unions and other groups that raised only a tenth of that in opposition.

Both measures passed.

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