The bassist won't be voting for Hillary or Trump come November
Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic has discussed his support for Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson in the forthcoming US Presidential Election.
Novoselic has previously stated that he wouldn’t be voting for either the Republican or the Democrat candidate – Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton – on November 8 as he will be supporting a third party option.
As Pitchfork reports, the 51-year-old appeared on the talk show Kennedy on Fox Business yesterday (October 18) to discuss his voting preferences, as well as his strong belief that the US should adopt a new system of ranked-choice voting.
Asked about his support for Johnson, host Lisa Kennedy Montgomery put it to him that he was “throwing [his] vote away and destroying the election.”
“I say [to those people making those accusations] forget it!” Novoselic clarified. “I’m gonna vote for Gary Johnson, and that’s the way I feel about it. It seems that the current [voting] rules give people the chance to vote strategically [when it comes to electing Senators], they want to vote for someone they hate.”
Watch the full interview below, or watch it here.
Back in August, Nirvana’s producer Butch Vig praised Dave Grohl’s involvement with their seminal album ‘Nevermind’ by claiming that “90 per cent” of the album’s sound was down to the drummer.