Washington (CNN)The New York State Board of Elections acknowledged in a news report published Thursday that President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared Kushner, registered to vote as a male despite being listed as a woman previously.
Board of Elections executive director Michael Ryan confirmed to The New York Daily News that the board made the error, not Kushner.
Kushner’s publicly accessible 2009 New York voter information
, obtained through LexisNexis, listed his gender as female.
The Daily News said the Board of Elections updated Kushner’s gender from female to male in its system, AVID, the same day media reports highlighted the information.
Wired first reported
the state Board of Elections showed Jared Corey Kushner registered to vote as a female, citing information obtained by the research tool LexisNexis.
The White House declined to comment on the story.
Kushner, who is married to Trump’s eldest daughter, Ivanka Trump, has been under fire lately for occasionally using a private email account
for correspondence with fellow administration officials, his lawyer, Abbe Lowell, confirmed to CNN on Sunday.
In January, the President said 3 to 5 million people voted illegally
— about the same margin by which Hillary Clinton won the national popular vote. In February, Trump said thousands of people had been bussed to New Hampshire from Massachusetts to vote illegally in the swing state.
None of those claims have been proven. But earlier this month, Trump’s Advisory Commission on Election Integrity met in New Hampshire to look for evidence.
CNN’s Eli Watkins and Betsy Klein contributed to the report.
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