Bernie Sanders is not on the Washington D.C. ballot
Isn’t this interesting: Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton both turned in the proper paperwork and fee required to appear on the Washington D.C. Democratic primary ballot before the deadline. But while the Washington D.C. Democratic party turned in Hillary Clinton’s paperwork on time they did not turn in Bernie Sanders’s paperwork until after the deadline had passed. As a result, and as of right now, Bernie Sanders will not appear on the ballot.
Here is more:
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.
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 is still a chance Bernie Sanders will be on the ballot and he expects that when all is said and done he will be 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
Of course Washington D.C. is the establishment and Hillary Clinton is the epitome of what it means to be an establishment candidate so it is not surprising this “error” was just happened to be in her favor. With all the heat the Democratic primary has taken recently for rigging the process to ensure no candidate other than the former Secretary of State can win I expect the Democratic party to include Bernie Sanders before the primary vote.
If I were a Bernie Sanders supporter and I witnessed everything the Democratic party has done to ensure my vote did not mean a damn thing by using the superdelegates to silence my voice I would have a hard time believing this was an honest mistake and I would tell the party where to go by not voting for Hillary Clinton, but that is just me…
malo periculosam libertatem quam quietum servitium