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Florida Dems: Bush's ‘Hispanic’ ID a Felony, But They Won't File a Complaint

Jeb Bush tweeted that it was just a mistake, but the Florida Democratic Party argues that Bush broke the law by identifying as Hispanic on a 2009 voter ID form.
on March 7, 2015 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

on March 7, 2015 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Photographer: Scott Olson

Today's free tip for presidential candidates: Fill out forms properly, so your political foes don't accuse you of breaking the law. 

The New York Times reported Monday that Jeb Bush, the former governor of Florida, checked Hispanic as his Race/Ethnicity on his 2009 voter registration form. While the Times piece notes that this may have been a "careless mistake," others have accused him of appropriating a marginalized culture. Democrats in Bush's home state are pointing out that, technically, submitting false information on a voter registration form is a crime.