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According to the records held by the New York State Board of Elections, Jared Kushner, senior adviser and son-in-law to President Donald Trump, registered to vote as a female.
Was this a mistake? Was this on purpose? Nobody knows, but it is strange.
This was uncovered by looking closely at the his publicly accessible 2009 New York state voter information.
"There has to be an intent to give the false information," says Loyola Law School professor Justin Levitt. "If he (for some reason) knowingly registered as a woman—for what purpose, I could not guess—that might be described as voter fraud, though it would have negligible effect on the determination of his eligibility, and so wouldn't amount to much anyway."
According to CNN, the White House has declined to comment on the story. Kushner, himself, has also not released a statement.
This is not the first time Kushner has been accused of making crucial mistakes on official forms. This past July, CBS reported that Kushner had “updated a disclosure form necessary to obtain security clearance no fewer than three separate times”.
Kushner originally filed the form in January with zero names written under a section that asked about foreign contacts. Kushner claimed his team had “accidentally hit send” before he had a chance to finish it. But, according to The Washington Post, the form also got the dates of his graduate degrees incorrect, and he also managed to completely omit his father-in-law's address.
"Kushner can't even fill out the most basic paperwork without screwing it up, so it's a mystery why anyone thinks he's somehow going to bring peace to the Middle East," says Brad Bainum, a spokesperson for American Bridge, a liberal opposition research hub and the group that first identified Jared's voter slip-up. "Would anyone but the president's son-in-law still have a West Wing job after repeated disclosure errors and a botched a security clearance form?"