- The Washington Times - Tuesday, November 7, 2017

President Trump’s eldest son on Tuesday mistakenly urged Twitter followers from Virginia to cast their ballots “tomorrow.”

“Virginia, the future of the Commonwealth is at stake tomorrow,” Donald Trump Jr. wrote Tuesday shortly after 11:30 a.m. Eastern in a since-deleted tweet. “Find your polling place at vote.gop to vote Ed for #VAGov[.]”

A similar erroneous tweet, as of this writing still undeleted, likewise bears the incorrect reference to the election being “tomorrow.”

“Let’s take @EdWGillespie across the finish line tomorrow! Virginia: get out and vote for Ed & entire @GOP ticket #VAGov #VA,” Mr. Trump Jr. tweeted shortly after 8 a.m. EST Tuesday.

A new tweet posted 2:26 p.m. EST Tuesday reads, “VA, the future of the Commonwealth is at stake GET OUT & VOTE TODAY Find your polling place at http://vote.gop to vote Ed for #VAGov[.]”

Mr. Trump Jr. also got the date correct in another tweet posted earlier Tuesday.

“If you support @realDonaldTrump, then do 2 things in #Virginia TODAY: 1) Get out & vote 2) Vote for @EdWGillespie,” he wrote at 10:49 a.m. EST.

Election-related gaffes are nothing new for the siblings Trump.

In April 2016, it was reported that his brother Eric and sister Ivanka were unable to cast primary ballot for their father in the New York primary, having missed the Oct. 9 deadline to switch their party affiliations from unaffiliated to Republican. 

Mr. Trump Jr., however, had no such issue. He was already a registered Republican in the Empire State.

The Empire State’s incredibly early deadline for switching parties before the 2016 election led the usually Trump-critical Washington Post editorial board, to take Albany to task for being “overly restrictive” with New York’s voting laws.

“Ivanka and Eric Trump are right to feel embarrassed about not voting Tuesday. But the true guilty parties are those responsible for maintaining high barriers to the franchise,” The Post’s editorial board said at the time.

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