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Sanders bumped off D.C. ballot

Posted by on Mar. 30, 2016 at 8:47 PM
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As a result of a registration error committed by the District of Columbia Democratic Party, Sen. Bernie Sanders won't appear on the Washington D.C. ballot.

The Vermont senator's name won't appear on the ballot because the party submitted the requisite paperwork one day too late, according to NBC's Washington affiliate, News4.

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Both the Sanders' campaign and Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton's campaign paid the $2,500 fee to appear on the June 14 Democratic primary ballot on time but the district's Democratic Party failed to inform the Washington D.C. Board of Elections until March 17, one day after the deadline.

There are still avenues for Sanders to make the ballot -- Anita Bonds, the chairwoman of the Democratic Party in D.C., told News4 that the problem could be resolved via an emergency vote of the D.C. City Council.

In a statement, the Sanders campaign said it expected to get on the ballot.

"We did what the D.C. law requires in order to get Bernie on the ballot and we are confident he will be on the ballot," communications director Michael Briggs said



Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2016/03/bernie-sanders-district-columbia-ballot-221398#ixzz44R9mKq3o 
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by on Mar. 30, 2016 at 8:47 PM
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elvir2babes
by Member on Mar. 30, 2016 at 9:29 PM
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It figures....odd things have been happening.....they are too afraid of Bernie, he is the only honest candidate


okpondlady
by Bronze Member on Mar. 30, 2016 at 9:36 PM

They have to find some semi legal way to keep him off the ballot.  Otherwise he might win.

TANSTAAFL- There ain't no such thing as a free lunch.

Moniker
by Silver Member on Mar. 30, 2016 at 9:44 PM
Wow, just wow. Hypothetically speaking what happens if no one votes? Like if the people just give up on democracy and let the parties nominate who they want to, how is the president chosen? Congress?
BluesPagan2.0
by IWantTacos on Mar. 30, 2016 at 9:46 PM
Yet Hillary made the ballot.
MelanieMans
by on Mar. 30, 2016 at 9:48 PM
Of course.

Quoting BluesPagan2.0: Yet Hillary made the ballot.
Carpy
by Emerald Member on Mar. 30, 2016 at 9:49 PM
In DC it doesn't much matter.
nb34
by Platinum Member on Mar. 30, 2016 at 9:57 PM

Oh, this stinks.

marchantmom06
by Gold Member on Mar. 30, 2016 at 9:58 PM
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Where does the money go to appear on the ballet?
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Bookwormy
by Ruby Member on Mar. 30, 2016 at 10:15 PM
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If he did what he was supposed to do, they have to put him on the ballot! If thru missed the deadline on Clinton & it wasn't her fault, they would get her name on the ballot! This is shameful & ridiculous!
Sundance8
by Silver Member on Mar. 30, 2016 at 10:17 PM
If no candidate obtains enough electoral votes, yes Congress chooses.

Quoting Moniker: Wow, just wow. Hypothetically speaking what happens if no one votes? Like if the people just give up on democracy and let the parties nominate who they want to, how is the president chosen? Congress?
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