New Yorkers head to the polls on April 19 to vote in their primary election. Two pretty high-profile Donald Trump surrogates, however, will be shut out of the polls: Ivanka and Eric Trump.
Donald Trump’s three oldest children have campaigned with their father and served as surrogates during the presidential race. But only one of them is actually a member of the party Trump hopes to lead.
Records from the New York State Board of Elections show that neither Ivanka Trump nor Eric Trump is enrolled in a political party. Trump’s oldest son, Donald Trump Jr., is a Republican.
In what is certainly an unusual election law, New York voters had to register with a political party by October 9 in order to vote in the 2016 primary. New York is unique in this extremely early requirement. First-time voters had until March 25 to affiliate with a political party to be eligible for the primary. Ivanka and Eric are not affiliated with any political party. (Donald Jr. is a registered Republican, and no voter information exists for Tiffany Trump. The youngest Trump child, Barron, is 10-years-old and ineligible to vote.)
This is a pretty head-scratching slip-up--one would think that someone would have made sure that everyone associated with the Trump campaign would at least be eligible to vote for him in the primary election.