Eric Trump Posts Illegal NY Ballot Photo

Eric Trump Posts Illegal NY Ballot PhotoDonald Trump’s son Eric Trump appears to have violated election law by photographing a picture of his ballot in New York on Election Day.

β€œIt is an incredible honor to vote for my father! He will do such a great job for the U.S.A!” Eric Trump tweeted Tuesday morning with a photo of his ballot. The tweet has since been deleted.

New York is among the states that prohibits photographs in polling stations, sharing completed ballots and taking ballot selfies.

New York Magazine said last week that violations carry penalties of a $1,000 fine and up to a year in jail, and an Empire State judge last week rejected a petition from three New Yorkers to allow ballot selfies this year.
Manhattan Federal Judge P. Kevin Castel ruled Nov. 3 it was too late to change the rules.

β€œA last minute, judicially imposed change in the protocol at 5,300 polling places would be a recipe for delays and a disorderly election, as well intentioned voters either took the perfectly posed selfie or struggled with their rarely used smartphone camera,” Castel wrote in his 16-page decision.

β€œIn addition, those taking ballot selfies inside a polling place may inadvertently capture the ballots of other voters who did not wish to have their ballots publicized,” he added.