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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

A couple of members of President Donald Trump's family got rocked by the vote in last month's New York City mayoral election. Absentee votes cast by the president's wife, Melania, and daughter Ivanka Trump were not counted by city officials after both made mistakes with their ballots, a spokeswoman for the New York City Board of Elections confirmed to NBC News on Tuesday. The first lady did not sign the envelope that contained her completed absentee ballot before she sent it in, as is required by the New York City Board of Elections, said a board spokeswoman, Valerie Vasquez said. Ivanka Trump, for her part, didn't mail her absentee ballot in until Election Day, Nov. 7, Vasquez said, and it didn't arrive in time to be counted.

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News of the ballot errors was first reported by the Daily News, which also noted that the president filled out his date of birth incorrectly on his application for an absentee ballot. Trump, who was born on June 14, 1946, said on the application that his birthday was July 14, 1946, according to the News, which viewed his application. It wasn't clear if his vote still counted.

The voting snafus weren't the first time Trump family members messed up on Election Day.

The president's son Eric and Ivanka were unable to vote for their dad in the New York State GOP presidential primary in April 2016 because they failed to register as Republicans in time.

In addition, the president's daughter, Tiffany Trump, was registered to vote in two states at the time of the 2016 election -- New York and Pennsylvania, according to state election records in both states. Ivanka's husband, Jared Kushner, was also registered to vote in two states, New York and New Jersey, at the time of the 2016 election, according to The Washington Post

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Good job GOP, these are the morons you put in charge of the United States.

The report is that Donny Doll Hands ballot can be challenged because he got his own birthday wrong on the ballot.

HIS OWN BIRTHDAY.

#1 | Posted by 726 at 2017-12-13 08:11 AM | Reply

"The first lady did not sign the envelope that contained her completed absentee ballot before she sent it in, as is required by the New York City Board of Elections, said a board spokeswoman, Valerie Vasquez said.

Ivanka Trump, for her part, didn't mail her absentee ballot in until Election Day, Nov. 7, Vasquez said, and it didn't arrive in time to be counted."

Hilarious!

"Ivanka's husband, Jared Kushner, was also registered to vote in two states, New York and New Jersey, at the time of the 2016 election, according to The Washington Post"

OMG! Interstate Crosscheck didn't catch this. Why? Cuz he's a rich white guy. That's why.

#2 | Posted by danni at 2017-12-13 09:17 AM | Reply

OMG! Interstate Crosscheck didn't catch this. Why? Cuz he's a rich white guy. That's why. - #2 | Posted by Danni at 2017-12-13 09:17 AM
Being the resident expert on the Interstate Crosscheck system, I'm surprised that you think it has any access to sex, wealth or racial information.

#3 | Posted by Avigdore at 2017-12-13 09:47 AM | Reply

"Being the resident expert on the Interstate Crosscheck system, I'm surprised that you think it has any access to sex, wealth or racial information."

I'm not surprised that you can't recognize satire. Cuz you're dumb.

#4 | Posted by danni at 2017-12-13 09:49 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

I'm not surprised that you can't recognize satire. Cuz you're dumb.

#4 | POSTED BY DANNI

It's a tell. Russian bots don't get Americans satire.

#5 | Posted by donnerboy at 2017-12-13 08:00 PM | Reply | Funny: 5

OMG! Interstate Crosscheck didn't catch this. Why? Cuz he's a rich white guy. That's why.

One more example of the quality of information one gets by becoming a card carrying member of Palast's conspiracy theory (just $2.99 at his website).

Cuz neither NY nor NJ participate in the program. That's why.

#6 | Posted by et_al at 2017-12-13 08:38 PM | Reply

"Don" lies even when he isn't trying.

#6
Fine example of paltry pettifoggery... when it is a distinction with no difference to the humor so kindly imparted in the comment made.

#7 | Posted by Corky at 2017-12-13 08:52 PM | Reply

#6 | POSTED BY ET_AL

Refer to post #4.

#8 | Posted by Sycophant at 2017-12-14 09:22 AM | Reply

Being the resident expert on the Interstate Crosscheck system, I'm surprised that you think it has any access to sex, wealth or racial information.

#3 | POSTED BY AVIGDORE

I'm glad you are ignoring that Kushner is obviously proof of voter fraud and why the rich shouldn't be allowed to vote.

Hint: I'm kidding.

#9 | Posted by Sycophant at 2017-12-14 09:24 AM | Reply

Clerical errors are a sign of incompetence in poor people. For the wealthy, these are signs of being really important.

#10 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2017-12-14 12:58 PM | Reply

"#6 | POSTED BY ET_AL
Refer to post #4."

OK, where does that lead? Do we move on from Danni (attempted humor aside) and Palast are idiots on this issue? Or are we going somewhere else?

#11 | Posted by et_al at 2017-12-15 01:33 AM | Reply

A small example of how difficult it is to live in the spotlight.

America thinks it has the right to "monitor" the elections of other nations, including spending money on their favorite candidate and assassination of those we consider bad choices. Its supposedly because we are "exceptional". We installed Yeltsin for a second term in Russia using our team of propagandists on Russian TV, only to have Yeltsin resign in tears, when following our economic advise (primarily Larry Summers) led to an economic collapse, which cut the average income in Russia in half. Yeltsin then named Putin his replacement.

Gore won Florida in 2000, not that it matters any more. The most important method Jeb Bush and Kathleen Harris used to achieve this result was to purge voter registration list based on false information. Crosscheck continues this tradition, targeting college students and minorities in Republican controlled States. Other tricks include not distributing voting equipment equitably thereby creating long lines in poor districts, stressing out parents using childcare. In Ohio in 2004 ballots were illegally destroyed rendering any recount impossible. It has been proven repeatedly that computerized vote counts can be flipped in less than a minute on some machines. This "feature" must have been designed deliberately, since these vendors also serve the Banking industry which would never tolerate such a "feature". These tools can only be safely used in close elections, otherwise they risk exposure and prosecution. But Gerrymandering remains the most important vote rigging tool. The duopoly is always loathe to expose the illegitimacy of our alleged democracy, since it erodes their ability to manage public opinion.

#12 | Posted by bayviking at 2017-12-15 07:50 AM | Reply

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