Hey, maybe it was an honest mistake. But either way, it’s definitely weird. How many times have you checked the wrong box describing your race when filling out an application or voter ID form? Never, right?
But according to the New York Times this Monday, Jeb Bush did exactly that on his 2009 voter registration form when he identified himself as “Hispanic.”
From the NY Times:
Mr. Bush, a former Florida governor and likely presidential candidate, was born in Texas and hails from one of America’s most prominent political dynasties. But on at least one occasion, it appears he got carried away with his appeal to Spanish-speaking voters and claimed he actually was Hispanic.
In a 2009 voter-registration application, obtained from the Miami-Dade County Elections Department, Mr. Bush marked Hispanic in the field labeled “race/ethnicity.”
Jeb’s people could offer no explanation for the mishap, but he acknowledged the incident on Twitter.
Hopefully Jeb’s wishes when it comes to connecting with Hispanic voters don’t get carried away next time.