Eric Trump Tweets Illegal Photo of Ballot

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LOCK HIM UP! LOCK HIM UP! LOCK HIM UP!

Early on Tuesday, little known Donald Trump son Eric went into a voting booth and cast a vote for his father as President of the United States.

No matter what you may think of the candidate, you can understand why his offspring would be proud to take this step.

Eric Trump

But Eric Trump then took another step, snapping a photo of his ballot and sharing it on Twitter.

"It is an incredible honor to vote for my father!" he captioned the social media photo, adding:

"He will do such a great job for the U.S.A! #MakeAmericaGreatAgain."

Again, folks can debate whether or not they believe this to be true and we'll know in a few hours on which side a majority of the country falls...

... but one thing cannot be debated: What Eric Trump did was illegal.

Eric Trump Tweet

A federal judge recently upheld New York's ban on ballot selfies.

As NY1 reported on Friday, voters who are caught taking selfies inside of the voting booth can face a fine of up to $1,000 and one year in jail.

Likely made aware that he had violated the law, Eric deleted the above Tweet after just a short while.

But this is the Internet. It will live forever.

"A last-minute, judicially-imposed change in the protocol at 5,300 polling places would be a recipe for delays and a disorderly election, as well-intentioned voters either took the perfectly posed selfie or struggled with their rarely-used smartphone camera," the judge's decision read.

It concluded:

"This would not be in the public interest, a hurdle that all preliminary injunctions must cross."

Justin Timberlake committed the same offense last week when he voted early in Tennessee and snapped a selfie of himself doing so.

So perhaps Eric Trump just wanted to be compared to Justin Timberlake for the first time in his life.

Eric Trump and Donald Trump

"I recently voted," the singer joked to Jimmy Fallon after this incident went viral.

"Super quiet, under the radar. Went home to Tennessee and voted. Super quiet, in and out. No one even knew."

We doubt Eric Trump will go to jail, but it's ironic, isn't it?

His dad has spent months trying to make the case that Hillary Clinton is corrupt... and then here comes his very own son, committing an illegal action on the very say Donald hopes to be voted into office.

So very ironic.

At least we know who Eric Trump voted for.

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