Edward Snowden to Vote in November’s Presidential Election
. . . but he won’t say for whom he is voting.
Edward Snowden, in exile in Moscow after leaking U.S. National Security Agency documents, said Friday he intends to vote in the U.S. presidential election, but did not say which candidate he favors.
“I will be voting,” Snowden said, speaking at a conference in Athens by video link from Moscow.
“But as a privacy advocate I think it’s important for me … that there should never be an obligation for an individual to discuss their vote. And I won’t be doing so with mine.”
He added: “What I will say about the candidates is that I’m disappointed we’re not hearing much about the constitution in this election cycle. We’re not hearing very much about our rights.”
The 33-year-old spoke ahead of the opening of the movie “Snowden,” starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt.
Snowden thanked human rights groups for their campaign to seek a pardon for him from President Barack Obama.
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