Trump family can’t vote properly

Grania found this tweet about the Trump family’s vote in last month’s New York City mayoral election. (They’re all officially New York residents.)

And if you go to the article in the New York Daily News, you’ll see that these claims are substantiated (click on screenshot below), though I have no idea how the press could get access to voting information that should be confidential. If this turns out to be “fake news”, I’ll let you know.

If it is true, it’s not clear if The Donald’s vote will count yet, since he got his own birthday wrong.

35 Comments

  1. GBJames
    Posted December 12, 2017 at 1:05 pm | Permalink

    If someone voted it is a matter of public record. I suspect that if a ballot is invalidated for some reason then that, too, would be public record.

    • Posted December 12, 2017 at 1:49 pm | Permalink

      It is. It has to be, if you think about it. If a vote is invalidated it MUST be made public, else how would anyone know why? The WHY can have a big impact; just ask Al Gore.

      • Posted December 12, 2017 at 7:58 pm | Permalink

        There’s a difference between knowing why x thousand ballots were invalid and knowing whose ballots they were.

        I’m actually quite shocked that this information has been released to the public. If it’s a secret ballot, you should not be releasing the voting records of individuals to the public.

        • mikeyc
          Posted December 13, 2017 at 9:26 am | Permalink

          Everything about a ballot is public except who you vote for. My guess is in this case the details (except who they cast their vote for) are known because the ballots were rejected. None of information disclosed is inside the ballot – they are out side where officials can determine if it is valid (is it signed? Was it submitted on time? Is the voter registered? Is the ballot the correct one? Has the seal been broken? Etc) before it is opened.

          • Posted December 13, 2017 at 11:19 am | Permalink

            I’m still shocked that this information is information they are allowed to release to the general public. It would be a breach of the data protection laws in the UK.

  2. Posted December 12, 2017 at 1:12 pm | Permalink

    I suspect that at this point in time the press is being exceedingly careful to vet every story about Trump. Last thing they want is to give him a chance to say they lied.

  3. Randall Schenck
    Posted December 12, 2017 at 1:17 pm | Permalink

    In any case…they lost big time.

  4. rickflick
    Posted December 12, 2017 at 1:26 pm | Permalink

    Curious. I would think that as at least a nominal billionaire Trump would have had his lawyer’s office handle the paperwork for the whole family. I have to be skeptical. Fake News? Sad.

  5. Ken Kukec
    Posted December 12, 2017 at 2:09 pm | Permalink

    Trump’s done even worse. He rage-tweeted today that NY senator Kristen Gillibrand used to come beg him for campaign contributions, and suggested she offered to trade sexual favors for money. Gillibrand says she’s met with Trump once, and Ivanka was in the room with them.

    The man has no bottom.

    • Randall Schenck
      Posted December 12, 2017 at 2:26 pm | Permalink

      Yes he does but we don’t want to see it.
      If the forms don’t have lines on them for lying then the whole family is lost. I think they nearly have the obstruction case locked up. The 18 day period very early in the year from the time it was known that Flynn was making his deal with Russia until he was fired, that is key to the whole deal. Looks like the VP was lying big time as well. Maybe they can all take that helicopter ride together.

    • gravelinspector-Aidan
      Posted December 12, 2017 at 2:34 pm | Permalink

      Gillibrand says she’s met with Trump once, and Ivanka was in the room with them.The man has no bottom.

      Oh, I think he does, and her name probably ends in an “a”.
      For certain meanings of “bottom”.

    • claudia baker
      Posted December 12, 2017 at 3:17 pm | Permalink

      When I saw that tweet this morning, I could not believe my eyes! Saying “she’d do anything” – OMG what a pig he is. Revolting on the inside, just as revolting on the outside.

      • Mark R.
        Posted December 12, 2017 at 4:30 pm | Permalink

        And the f’n gall of Hucksterby saying if you think his tweet was sexist “you’re mind is in the gutter”. WTF doesn’t mean anything anymore. Trump’s mind IS the gutter.

      • XCellKen
        Posted December 12, 2017 at 5:58 pm | Permalink

        No chewy caramel goodness on the inside ?

    • Posted December 12, 2017 at 3:47 pm | Permalink

      I saw that. He has debased the office to a degree I never thought possible, even before this twit. I am not sure the presidency will ever again have the respect it deserves, here and abroad, he has soiled it so badly.

  6. JohnE
    Posted December 12, 2017 at 2:27 pm | Permalink

    The Donald must feel just terrible when he thinks that 3 million illegal immigrants could figure out how to vote, but he and his family couldn’t manage it. Poor guy. 🙂

    • Posted December 12, 2017 at 4:44 pm | Permalink

      O.M.G. How did I miss this on my earlier read!?

      too funny!

    • Ken Kukec
      Posted December 12, 2017 at 6:36 pm | Permalink

      Sick burn, dude!

  7. gravelinspector-Aidan
    Posted December 12, 2017 at 2:36 pm | Permalink

    They’re getting their defence in covefe – in a few months to a year, they’ll be pointing at this and saying “We weren’t deliberately colluding with America’s enemies, it was all our incompetence, not guilty action. Look at this record of utter incompetence!”

  8. Merilee
    Posted December 12, 2017 at 2:45 pm | Permalink

    Sub

  9. GBJames
    Posted December 12, 2017 at 2:54 pm | Permalink

    I don’t think the tRumps are all that into the concept of representative democracy. So voting is probably not a high-priority part of their worldview. Easy thing for them to screw up.

  10. beanfeast
    Posted December 12, 2017 at 3:02 pm | Permalink

    That’s rather terrifying. If they are typical republican voters, there must be far more Americans trying to vote republican than the election results show.

  11. grasshopper
    Posted December 12, 2017 at 3:28 pm | Permalink

    It’s not such a big deal. My three votes helped balance out their mistakes.

  12. freiner
    Posted December 12, 2017 at 3:44 pm | Permalink

    Donald probably made a mistake with the birth certificate. There’s a certain history here.

    • Merilee
      Posted December 12, 2017 at 3:58 pm | Permalink

      I wouldn’t be surprised if the Donald was never properly born😬 Seems a tad under-cooked to me.

      • Posted December 12, 2017 at 4:13 pm | Permalink

        He was hatched, like all snakes.

        • claudia baker
          Posted December 12, 2017 at 4:25 pm | Permalink

          Good one.

        • Merilee
          Posted December 12, 2017 at 4:40 pm | Permalink

          Perfect!

        • Posted December 13, 2017 at 11:58 am | Permalink

          Aren’t some snakes viviparous?

          • Merilee
            Posted December 13, 2017 at 2:29 pm | Permalink

            Half-baked spawn of Satan?

  13. Posted December 12, 2017 at 4:19 pm | Permalink

    I wonder if in 50 years horrified historians will be looking at declassified documents showing half a dozen failed attempts at typing in the nuclear codes, the last one trailing off into an order for a Big Mac.

    • Mark R.
      Posted December 12, 2017 at 4:35 pm | Permalink

      Ha! Or maybe we find out that “covfefe” was in the “biscuit”.

  14. infiniteimprobabilit
    Posted December 12, 2017 at 5:54 pm | Permalink

    ‘Trump family can’t vote properly’

    If only all Trump voters were the same…

    cr

  15. Posted December 13, 2017 at 11:58 am | Permalink

    How do we know this happened?


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