Potential presidential candidate Bernie Sander’s name was omitted from the 2016 Washington, D.C. ballot. NBC News reported on March 30, 2016, that “both the Sanders campaign, as well as Hillary Clinton’s, submitted the amount of $2,500 earlier this month to obtain a spot on the 2016 Democratic presidential ballot.” Unbeknownst to the Democratic candidate, the Board of Elections was not informed by the Washington, D.C. Democrats of the error until a day after the deadline earlier this month.
Despite the Democrat’s name being omitted from the Washington, D.C. ballot, according to Chairwoman of the Washington, D.C. Democratic party, Anita Bonds, “If necessary, an emergency vote may be conducted.” The Washington Times added that the potential presidential-elect would have to have all documents submitted to the Washington, D.C. Board of Elections office by 4:45 p.m. EST, to appear on the ballot that would be released 2.25 hours after the office closed.
After serving approximately 25 years in Congress, Sanders is well-seasoned and knows to meet deadlines. His supporters have expressed outrage via multiple social media sites, such as Facebook and Twitter.
By Jhayla D. Tyson
Edited by Cathy Milne
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