Election Day is upon us, which means voters nationwide are sharing photos of their ballots on social media.
On Tuesday morning, he shared:
While seemingly innocent enough, the son of the GOP nominee soon deleted the tweet — because apparently the photo he took was illegal!
After sharing the pic, the 32-year-old was immediately notified he had committed an illegal act by Electionland:
A law is in place in New York, where Eric lives, making it a misdemeanor if anyone “shows his ballot after it is prepared for voting, to any person so as to reveal the contents.” Similar laws are in place across the States in regards to “ballot selfies.”
While a legal challenge nearly overturned the NY legislation, a judge ruled last week that changing the law would cause too much confusion (and annoying ballot selfies) ahead of the election.