Ivanka Trump on Tuesday said that she learned that she would be unable to register as a Republican to vote for her father about a week after the deadline had passed.
“I’m an independent, and I’ve always voted based on the candidate, as opposed to based on the party. And it was actually a very interesting experience,” she told CNN when asked to explain how she missed the deadline to register as a member of the GOP.
She explained during a CNN town hall with her father, Donald Trump, that her experience inspired her to create videos explaining to voters in other states how to register in time for the 2016 election.
“New York has one of the most onerous rules in terms of registration, and it required us to register a long time ago, almost — close to a year ago. And we didn’t do that. We found out about it sort of after the fact,” she said. “But it was actually why I started making a series of videos to educate people in each of the individual states because every state is different.”
Eric Trump also missed the deadline to register as a Republican and won’t be able to vote for his father.
“It actually was a great educational process for us, and one that probably helped the campaign a lot,” he told CNN of the Trump kids’ efforts to educate voters on how to register.