Report: Jared, Melania, And Betsy DeVos Have All Voted Or Sought To Vote By Mail

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Sarah Shaiman

The president's family and close allies have all voted by mail despite Trump standing in opposition to the practice.

The Trump family and administration have all stood firmly against mail-in voting due to unsubstantiated claims about voter fraud. However, voting records show that Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner, First Lady Melania Trump, and Secretary of Education Betsy Devos amongst others, have all voted by mail, the same system the administration continuously decries. 

  • According to the New York Daily News neither Melania, Ivanka, nor Jared’s mayoral votes counted in New York City. Melania failed to include her signature on her ballot, rendering it invalid. Ivanka failed to mail in her ballot until election day, while Jared failed to mail in his ballot completely. 
  • According to an NBC Report, Eric and Ivanka Trump were unable to vote for their father in the April 2016 primary. Both failed to meet the deadline for registering for the Republican party. 
  • According to Pennsylvania and New York election records, Tiffany Trump was registered to vote in both states at the time of the 2016 election.
  • Betsy Devos, Secretary of Education, has voted absentee ballot in all but three Michigan elections over the past decade. However, President Trump has previously threatened to withhold funding from the state of Michigan due to their liberal approach to mail-in and absentee voting. 

Read NBC’s coverage of Eric, Ivanka, and Melania here.

Read the AP report here. 

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