The Washington, D.C, city council will hold an emergency vote to put Bernie Sanders’ name on the Democratic primary ballot.
NBC4 in Washington, DC reported:
The D.C. Council will hold an emergency vote to put Bernie Sanders’ name on the Democratic primary ballot after the D.C. Democratic Party submitted registration paperwork a day late and a voter filed a challenge, News4 has learned.
The D.C. Board of Elections determined the board cannot certify Sanders for inclusion on the June 14 primary ballot because the local Democratic party submitted his name, as well as Hillary Clinton’s, one day after the legally binding deadline, sources closes to the board said.
There was never any real “crisis” about Sanders getting on the ballot in DC; the city council was always going to vote to make sure that he is on the primary ballot. There was no conspiracy to keep Bernie Sanders off of the ballot. As was reported above, the names of both Democratic candidates were submitted after the deadline.
It was just a screw up by the local Democratic Party.
Now, that everyone is set to appear on the ballot, Democrats can get back to the business of making Republicans look like out of control children by holding a presidential primary that is focused on issues, not insults.