Due to a registration error by the District of Columbia Democratic Party, Socialist Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders won’t appear on the city’s ballot! How embarrassing.
According to NBC News 4, Sanders won’t appear on the ballot because the Democratic Party submitted the required paperwork a day late.
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.
Here’s a report on Sanders’ campaign:
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