Kushner registered as Republican just ahead of 2018 midterms
White House senior adviser Jared Kushner registered as a Republican ahead of the 2018 midterm elections, New York state voter registration records obtained by CNN show.
His switch from no party affiliation to the Republican Party came about a year and a half after he joined his father-in-law, President Donald Trump, in Washington to work at the White House.
According to voter registration documents, Kushner requested an absentee ballot and registered as a Republican on September 20, 2018 — just over a month before he cast his absentee ballot in November.
Vice News first reported on Kushner’s party change.
Voting records indicate that Kushner registered to vote in the state in 2009 and voted in 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016 and 2018. Prior to voting in New York, Nexis records show Kushner was registered to vote in New Jersey for 10 years, where he did not choose to affiliate with a political party on paper.
In 2017, the New York Board of Elections acknowledged a report which said Kushner had been misidentified as a female on his voter registration form. It has since been corrected.
Though Kushner is registered in New York, he and his wife, White House senior adviser Ivanka Trump, also maintain a residence in Washington, which they began renting when they took their jobs in the West Wing.
Prior to Trump’s presidential run, the couple had made donations to, and fundraised for, Democrats, including hosting a fundraiser for New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker, who is pursuing the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination.
CNN’s Yelena Dzhanova contributed to this report.