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2016 Postmortem

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Thu Mar 31, 2016, 04:05 PM Mar 2016

Very, very...very interesting (Sanders and Clinton D.C. ballot access) [View all]

In their 23 March 2016 online news release, the D.C. Board of Elections published a list of “Democratic Candidates in the June 14, 2016 Primary Election” that shows Hillary Clinton’s nominating petition filing date as 15 March 2016. There is NO Filing Date shown for Bernie Sanders, though.

How could that date be, because the D.C. Democratic Party stated that, while they received both candidates registration info before the D.C. Board of Elections Office closed at 4:45 pm on 16 Mar 2016, the last day to file, they didn't submitted either of their nominating petitions to the DCBOEE until 1:31 pm, 17 March 2016.

So the DCBOEE entered Clinton as not just filing before the deadline, but filing two days before the party actually late filed her petition. And the DCBOEE should have at least entered a date for Sanders, (if not the 15th, like Clinton's, then why not the late date of 17 March?), because the D.C. voter, and big Clinton supporter, who challenged Sanders' petition to the DCBOEE didn't do so until 24 March 2016, the day AFTER this list was posted.

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