Donald Trump is favored to win big in New York next week, but it looks like he’ll be two votes short no matter what. Eric and Ivanka Trump won’t be eligible to vote for their father in the closed Republican Party primary after missing the deadline to register with as Republicans. They are both registered are registered voters who are “not enrolled in a party.” Trump said this morning on Fox TV,
“They were unaware of the rules and they didn’t register in time. So Eric and Ivanka, I guess, won’t be voting.“
The deadline for registered voters to change party enrollment was Oct. 9, 2015, more than six months ago. The deadline to register as a new voter was March 25.
“They feel very, very guilty. They feel very guilty. But it’s fine. I understand that.”
Donald Trump Jr., as well as Donald and Melania Trump, are registered Republicans, the records show. New York has a closed primary and only registered members may participate in a party’s primary. Trump’s younger daughter, Tiffany, 22, is a registered Republican in Philadelphia. (via ABC News)