On Monday morning, Trump called in to “Fox and Friends,” where he was presented with another utterly baffling sign that his team hasn’t yet found its sea legs: His children Ivanka and Eric are not registered to vote in New York state, so he won’t have their votes in the state’s primary next week.
“They had a long time to register, and they were unaware of the rules and they didn’t register in time,” Trump said. “So they feel very, very guilty. They feel very guilty. But it’s fine, I mean, I understand that. I think they have to register a year in advance, and they didn’t.”
A year in advance? The state Board of Elections has a slightly smaller window: The new voter registration would have needed to have been filed by March 25. Of 2016. Those two votes probably wouldn’t have mattered much, but it’s impossible not to see how their inability to register mirrors the campaign’s inability to figure out the process elsewhere.