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San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) kneels during the national anthem before an NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals in Santa Clara, Calif., Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Colin Kaepernick is taking a knee on Election Day. He's not voting.



San Francisco 49ers' quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who staged protests over the national anthem this year, is taking a knee on Election Day. 

He told reporter Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle on Tuesday afternoon that he had not voted and didn't plan to. 

Kaepernick has previously expressed his dissatisfaction with presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. 

"It was embarrassing to watch that these are our two candidates," Kaepernick said after the first presidential debate. "Both are proven liars and it almost seems like they're trying to debate who's less racist.

"And at this point ... you have to pick the lesser of two evils. But in the end, it's still evil."

Kaepernick first took a knee during the national anthem in August to get people talking about racial issues in America. 

He was eventually joined by teammate Eric Reid and the movement gained steam from there. 

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