MIDTOWN EAST — An anti-Trump organization has filed a complaint with the Board of Elections against Eric Trump for tweeting a photo of a completed ballot showing a vote for Donald Trump on Tuesday, the group said.
The Democratic Coalition Against Trump, an arm of the Keep America Great PAC, filed the complaint Tuesday.
"We did indeed file a complaint yesterday at 1:55 p.m. with the Enforcement Counsel of the New York State Board of Elections for Eric Trump tweeting a picture of his filled out ballot," spokeswoman Francesca Lucia said Wednesday via email.
The tweet from the president-elect's son has since been removed, though CNN published a screenshot of the now-deleted tweet. ProPublica's Electionland reminded voters that the act was illegal.
A quick reminder to other New York voters: This is actually illegal. Please do not post a picture of your ballot (or a ballot selfie). https://t.co/zOlnCHwVB8— Electionland (@electionland) November 8, 2016
A 100-year-old state law bans voters from taking and sharing photos of their marked ballots, a federal judge ruled this month.
Election officials could not confirm the complaint.
"The work of the Division is confidential, I can neither confirm or deny whether any particular complaint is received," Risa Sugarman, chief enforcement counsel of the New York State Board of Elections said in an email Wednesday.