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Eric Trump broke the law by taking a photo of his ballot

On Tuesday, Eric Trump, the son of GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump, wanted everyone to know that he cast his ballot for his dad. As proof, he took a photo of his ballot, with a darkened bubble above his father's name, and posted the photo on Twitter.

Unfortunately, this wasn't entirely legal. In the state of New York, the law states that "any person who ... makes or keeps any memorandum of anything occurring within the booth, or directly or indirectly, reveals to another the name of any candidate voted for by such voter; or shows his ballot after it is prepared for voting, to any person so as to reveal the contents ... is guilty of a misdemeanor."

The law is in place to prevent voter coercion. Ballot selfies are also illegal in New York, and "could get you a $1,000 fine, or up to a year in jail," writes New York magazine.

The offending tweet has since been deleted.