Has Donald Trump’s son broken voting law?


Posting everything on social media from what we eat for breakfast to where we’re going on holiday has become part and parcel of everyday life.
But, when it comes to posting how we are voting, it seems there is a legal line which must not be crossed.
According to legal experts, one of presidential candidate Donald Trump’s sons may have broken the law in New York by tweeting an image of the ballot paper he filled out in favour of his father.
Eric Trump, who is Mr Trump’s second son, tweeted a picture of his ballot paper along with the oval over his father’s name filled in.
His photo was captioned: “It is an incredible honour to vote for my father! He will do such a great job for the U.S.A!”
However, the tweet has now been deleted from his Twitter account.
The tweet, and subsequent removal, comes following a ruling from a New York federal judge last week. According to a law made in 1890, voters in New York are prevented from revealing their marked election ballots to others. And, just days ago, a federal judge ruled that this historic law also applied to posts issued via social media.
Republican Mr Trump, 70 placed his vote for himself at a Manhattan polling place on the Upper East Side just before 11am, along with his wife Melania.
Mr Trump found himself being booed, but also cheered as he left his motorcade and waved to wellwishers.
Once inside the Public School polling station, Mr Trump shook hands with other voters who had come out to support him, as well as high-fiving children who were there as the parents cast their votes.
Mr Trump said he was in a confident mood and was expecting to do “very well” in the crucial battlegrounds he must win if he is to have a chance of taking the White House keys. He said he was feeling very positive about the outcome in the swing states of Florida, North Carolina and Ohio.
In a reflective mood, Mr Trump said following his energetic campaign, all he could do was wait and see.
“We’re going to win a lot of states,” said Mr Trump. “Who knows what happens ultimately?”

So far, no comment has been issued, either from representatives for Eric, or from the New York City Board of Elections.