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Sun Oct 25, 2015, 05:00 PM

All right I have a question about the process.

Why is Bernie NOT on the ballot in 13 states? I thought if a candidate threw their hat in the ring
and did all the necessary paperwork they are on all ballots in all 50 states. I tried to google it
but couldn't find the answer. I hate to throw this question out there. I guess I should know the answer!

https://go.berniesanders.com/page/signup/ballot-access-petition-sign-up

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Reply All right I have a question about the process. (Original post)
leftcoastmountains Oct 2015 OP
Erich Bloodaxe BSN Oct 2015 #1
leftcoastmountains Oct 2015 #4
elleng Oct 2015 #2
leftcoastmountains Oct 2015 #6
dorkzilla Oct 2015 #3
leftcoastmountains Oct 2015 #5
dorkzilla Oct 2015 #7
SandersDem Oct 2015 #8
SoapBox Oct 2015 #9

Response to leftcoastmountains (Original post)

Sun Oct 25, 2015, 05:02 PM

1. Wait, what?

He's not? If he doesn't get on them, he's probably already lost, unless they're states that give all their electoral votes to the winner, and they're ones he's sure Hillary is going to win, and just doesn't plan to compete in them. I hope he finds his way onto the ballot in every state, though.

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Response to Erich Bloodaxe BSN (Reply #1)

Sun Oct 25, 2015, 05:09 PM

4. I found this.

-snip-
For Democratic and Republican candidates it is
generally fairly straightforward to get on a bal-
lot. In most states any party that receives a speci-
fied percentage of the vote in an election is auto-
matically granted a spot on the next ballot.
But if you are an independent candidate or from
a minor party, ballot access is a whole different and
more difficult kettle of fish.

http://www.ncsl.org/documents/legismgt/elect/Canvass_Feb_2012_No_27.pdf

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Response to leftcoastmountains (Original post)

Sun Oct 25, 2015, 05:05 PM

2. Candidates have to 'qualify' to be on ballots of all the states.

YEARS ago, my future husband (repug, and since deceased) moved to DC to work on John Connolly's campaign, to obtain just such status. It's a pain in the neck job for candidates.

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Response to elleng (Reply #2)

Sun Oct 25, 2015, 05:14 PM

6. Thanks.

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Response to leftcoastmountains (Original post)

Sun Oct 25, 2015, 05:06 PM

3. Yikes! Is that true?

That canít be good. Well, except for Hillary.

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Response to dorkzilla (Reply #3)

Sun Oct 25, 2015, 05:13 PM

5. I added a link from the campaign.

I'm glad I'm not the only one puzzling over this issue.

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Response to leftcoastmountains (Reply #5)

Sun Oct 25, 2015, 05:18 PM

7. Thanks!

Iím quite a bit flummoxed over this one.

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Response to leftcoastmountains (Original post)

Sun Oct 25, 2015, 05:32 PM

8. Nothing to worry about here

Bernie will be on the ballot in all 50 States. There are different processes State by State and it's not cheap to get there necessarily. Know that his campaign staff understands exactly when to file the remainder of the States.

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Response to SandersDem (Reply #8)

Sun Oct 25, 2015, 11:24 PM

9. Exactly what I was going to say.

His campaign staff is very, very smart...he will be on all ballots.

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