03/18/2010 05:12 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Meg Whitman: I Clearly Remember Voting In 1984

Meg Whitman, the former eBay CEO and current Republican candidate for Governor of California, has been under fire recently for her "unacceptable" (her words!) voting record. According to a recent article from the Sacramento Bee, Whitman didn't cast a ballot in an election until 2002, when she was 46.

During an appearance on Fox News on Tuesday, Whitman tried to put a fig leaf on her record by insisting that she remembered casting a ballot 25 years ago. "I voted in the 1984 election in California," Whitman told anchor Neil Cavuto. "I remember it very clearly."

Whitman added: "And with regard to the Sacramento Bee, my voting record, as I said, isn't perfect. But I want it to be presented fairly and correctly. And the Sacramento Bee did not report the facts accurately. And so we've, you know, taken them to task for that."

Last week, Whitman tried a different approach, accepting her less-than-stellar civic record rather than denying it. "I was focused on raising a family, on my husband's career, and we moved many, many times," she told reporters after delivering a speech to a Republican women's group. "It is no excuse. My voting record, my registration record, is unacceptable."

Watch video below (h/t Eric Kleefeld)