Rock The Vote, the progressive nonprofit which has been working to get young people voting, is not happy with Eric Trump.
Trump was accused of taking and cropping an image originally posted by RTV, an edit which removed any references to the organization.
The post tells people in each state the last date they can register to vote for the midterm elections on Nov. 6. President Donald Trump also retweeted his son’s post.
Friends, today is the LAST day to register to vote in in the following states!
AZ, AR, FL, GA, IN, HI, KY, LA, MI, MS, NM, NV, OH, PA, TN & TX
— Eric Trump (@EricTrump) October 9, 2018
Here’s what the original looked like, posted the day before Trump’s tweet.
This month is all about reminders.🗣
RT this image of every states election deadline to participate in the upcoming November 6th election.
— Rock the Vote (@RockTheVote) October 8, 2018
The Rock The Vote Action Fund angrily responded on Twitter, calling Trump’s tweet a “hack job.”
“We know you’re accustomed to ripping folks off, but claiming our graphic for partisan hackery when you support voter suppression & the disenfranchisement of millions is gross, even for you,” the group’s tweet read.
We know you’re accustomed to ripping folks off, but claiming our graphic for partisan hackery when you support voter suppression & the disenfranchisement of millions is gross, even for you.
— Rock The Vote AF (@RockTheVoteAF) October 9, 2018
In his tweet, Trump’s link took users to a GOP-affiliated voter registration page, which made for another source of ire for Rock The Vote.
“This is a new low. We are an unaffiliated, non partisan organization who encourages everyone to vote, not just one group,” its tweet reads.
Carolyn DeWitt, president and executive director of Rock The Vote, told CNN that the post “goes beyond the pale of how our democracy should work.”
Speaking of which, if you haven’t registered to vote — and still can — maybe you should hey.
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