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Sean Hannity Tweets His Ballot, Retracts After Realizing He Broke The Law

Sean Hannity Tweets His Ballot, Retracts After Realizing He Broke The Law 0

Sean Hannity tweeted a picture of his completed election ballot (below) on Tuesday before realizing he had broken the law and swiftly pulling the image from his account.

Hannity’s initial tweet was first noticed by ThinkProgress, which pondered in its election liveblog:

“This may be a misdemeanor under New York State elections law which prohibits voters from showing a ballot ‘after it is prepared for voting, to any person so as to reveal the contents.’ “

Sure enough, the squeaky-voiced Fox TV host (who, not amazingly, voted Romney) became aware of his error some hours later, telling listeners of his radio show:

“I learned a big civics lesson today. I took a picture of my vote and I tweeted it out and then I heard it’s not allowed. So I had to – I deleted it – whoops! I didn’t know, I really didn’t, honestly.”

Hannity was far from alone in tweeting his ballot; as the hashtag #ballot shows, thousands flocked to Twitter to share their voting choices. Furthermore, a Pew survey revealed 22 percent of people signaled who they voted for on Facebook or Twitter.

Sean Hannity is not even the only celebrity to tweet his ballot. E! Online reports how Beyoncé and Kim Kardashian also shared pictures of their ballots. The only difference? Their forms were not completed in the images, giving no indication of their election choices.

This technically means Sean Hannity has been outsmarted by Kim Kardashian. It’s not been the best day for the Fox host.

Here’s the tweet that could have landed Sean Hannity in hot water:

Sean Hannity Tweets His Ballot, Retracts After Realizing He Broke The Law

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37 Responses to “Sean Hannity Tweets His Ballot, Retracts After Realizing He Broke The Law”

  1. Christopher John

    America is divided, those who want to work and those that want free handouts from the government…. MSNBC IS A PATHETIC PANEL…

  2. Alisa Bodker

    Ignorance of the law is no excuse………………………..

  3. Jeannie Roberts-Parks

    Get over it Romney lost. America has spoken, Quit whinning

  4. David Davis

    Would like some cheese with your WHINE!? Nya-Nya-Nya-Nay-Nya-Nya! Yoouuuu lost! Robme and his wife Bland, who looked like she'd been screaming at the help and crying for hours when she came out on stage after Twits concession, have now been rendered politically impotent and among the forgotten and rejected pond scum of the Fascist Right in American History X. They are irrelevant. His sons will no longer be making trips to Moscow to reassure Putin that the Robme White House will sell them all of America they want. HE IS DONE FOREVER and WE the REAL AMERICANS are thrilled beyond all measure…..LOSERS!

  5. Jim Loeffert

    Should it really be a 'crime', to share a picture in this country? I am a moderate, registered Democrat, and I feel as though this is much ado about nothing? Of all the 'Fox news Anchors', he is the one who comes closest to 'Fair & Balanced', their slogan, and laughable claim to fame, is lost on every other man/woman on that network. I hope nothing comes of this, I believe he had no idea he was breaking a law.

  6. Mike Lokcynski

    As someone who leans towards conservative values, I used to listen to Sean. I had to give up because I got tired of him turning every conversation into his daily talking points. I believe that Bret Baier is the most balanced host at Fox.

    To answer your question, it should not be a crime to share a picture. How is showing a picture of my Romney vote any different that my saying that I voted for him? Freedom of speech is in the 1st amendment; go Sean.

  7. Mike Lokcynski

    As someone who leans towards conservative values, I used to listen to Sean. I had to give up because I got tired of him turning every conversation into his daily talking points. I believe that Bret Baier is the most balanced host at Fox.

    To answer your question, it should not be a crime to share a picture. How is showing a picture of my Romney vote any different that my saying that I voted for him? Freedom of speech is in the 1st amendment; go Sean.

  8. Anonymous

    I agree with you. I was not born here, but I'm very proud to call America my homeland, but I do not want government hand out. Obama should be Impeach for the scandal in Libya. He did not tell America the truth about 4 American. He want to Las Vegas to campaign instead, of dealing with national security. Now that he is win second he should release all his record, school, social security, and his passport. Who going to pay $20 trillion in debts, by 2016? I'm very angry with these young American, who think government control is better, then free thinking American.

  9. Danny Hilton

    Who gives a dam about Sean Hannity and what he does? This closet sissy is a joke wears more make up than Donald Trump.

  10. Danny Hilton

    You are still stuck on stupid and you are going to be stuck on stupid for long time. If you don't like America then they your Trailer trash ass back to wherever you came from.

  11. Matthew Habib

    It's not just him. As soon as Ohio was announced last night, I switch over to FOX. It was hysterical watching how clueless and stunned everyone was; unsure if Obama actually won and just confused as hell. Plus Karl Rove crying!!! Priceless. Or at least, as good of entertainment that $350 million plus can buy!!!

  12. Mel Fox

    What a dummy! This guy spends his entire show constantly looking for anything to blame the president or democrats for all that's wrong with America. He's a political hack who's too dumb to know what he did was a crime. Intelligence is a word that's lost in the dialogue on all Fox cable news shows. He committed a crime charge him like anyone else!

  13. Amanda Daniels

    None of them know anything except how to have their strings pulled!

  14. Amanda Daniels

    @ Christopher: Your on the wrong post, Stupid! We arent even on that issue but you had to take it there huh? Typical whinning Right winged brats and they say our generation is full of them. So backwards in their thinking! But wait a mintue! Back to me and my handout argument! How enlightening?! You must be watching too much Fox news?! It causes brain damage for adults and the inability to think anymore for self with regard to logic!

  15. Amanda Daniels

    Danny Hilton- I know this is true! Owl City is his practice city! WoOOot, whOoOOt! ahahahahahah!