An elections database error is responsible for Jared Kushner appearing to register to vote as a female.
The New York Daily News found that the New York Board of Elections has since corrected Kushner’s entry, blaming the problem on a data entry error.
Wired magazine reported Wednesday that Kushner had registered as a woman in 2009, meaning he had voted as a female on Election Day last year.
Do I look female to you? Donald Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner was listed as a woman in New York voting records
This item from the commercially available Nexis public records database shows the mistake, which the New York Daily News found was a data entry error by the state
The revelation had left the White House miffed, with a top aide telling DailyMail.com he was ‘trying to figure … out’ how the senior presidential adviser and husband to Ivanka Trump was listed that way.
American Bridge, the liberal advocacy group, had found the error, using it for opposition research.
‘Kushner can’t even fill out the most basic paperwork without screwing it up, so it’s a mystery why anyone thinks he’s somehow going to bring peace to the Middle East,’ the group’s spokesman Brad Bainum said in a statement.
‘Would anyone but the president’s son-in-law still have a West Wing job after repeated disclosure errors and a botched a security clearance form?’
That jab referred to Kushner’s repeated updates of his security clearance application.
Initially when he filed it with the Secret Service, the form omitted records of all his foreign contacts – a key disclosure used to determine if an applicant is a national security risk.
He later claimed that an assistant had accidentally filed the report electronically before it was completed.
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It also misstated the dates of his graduate degrees, Wired reported, and omitted President Trump’s address.
Kushner ultimately submitted a supplemental form, acknowledging that his original filing was incomplete.
When he filed a second amendment in May – adding more than 100 calls and meetings with foreign leaders – he omitted last year’s now-infamous Trump Tower meeting that included a Russian lawyer with Kremlin ties.
In June he filed more changes, this time including the name of Natalia Veselnitskaya, whom he described as ‘the person who has since been identified as a Russian attorney.’
Kushner, a former real estate executive, has a broad White House portfolio that includes reaching a Middle East peace settlement, addressing a national opioid addiction epidemic, leading efforts to reform the federal criminal justice system and bringing the government’s technology up to date.