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Donald Trump’s son Eric might land in trouble for tweeting ballot photo

While Donald Trump is giving strong challenge to Hillary Clinton in the race to the White House, his son Eric Trump may have broken New York state law by tweeting a photo of his completed ballot.

India TV News Desk, Washington [ Published on: November 09, 2016 7:42 IST ]
Donald Trump’s son Eric might land in trouble for
Donald Trump’s son Eric might land in trouble for tweeting ballot photo

While Donald Trump is giving strong challenge to Hillary Clinton in the race to the White House, his son Eric Trump may have broken New York state law by tweeting a photo of his completed ballot. 

According to a Times of India report, Donald Trump’s second son tweeted a photo of a ballot with the over his father’s name filled on Tuesday. 

“It is an incredible honor to vote for my father! He will do such a great job for the U.S.A!,” read the tweet, which was later deleted from Trump’s Twitter account. 

According to an 1890 New York law, voters are not allowed to show marked election ballots to others. Last week, a federal judge ruled that the law applies to social media posts. 

Preliminary presidential exit polls results suggest that a clear majority of Americans going to the polls Tuesday have at least a moderate amount of confidence that votes will be counted accurately.


Donald Trump has railed against the electoral system. He's called it rigged and suggested without evidence there is widespread voter fraud that could affect the outcome.

The race between Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump to the White House is in its final phase as several states have already started counting votes. 

Hillary Clinton has won in the the states of Vermont, Massachussetts, New Jersey, Delaware, District of Columbia (Washington) and Maryland. Donald Trump has won Kentucky, West Virginia, Indiana, South Carolina and Oklahoma. A candidate needs 270 electoral votes to win, so its still seems too early to decide the winner.

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