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Thu Mar 31, 2016, 06:26 PM

A False Filing Date Listed For Hillary Clinton Allowed Her Petition To the DCBOE to Go Unchallenged.

Someone at the DCBOE may have deliberately falsified Hillary Clinton's nominating petition filing date. That is the real story in this sorry saga that needs to be exposed. (To make this situation more understandable, I have compiled the info from 2 previous threads of mine into this 1 thread.) The dates are important so they are highlighted...

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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. In that same list, Sanders filing date was left blank!

How could that be? On March 30th, the D.C. Democratic Party stated in a news story that, while they received registration info from both those candidates 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 DCBOE until 1:31 pm, on 17 March 2016.

So the DCBOE listed Clinton as not just filing before the deadline, but filing two days before the party actually late filed her petition. And the DCBOE 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?) D.C. voter and big Clinton supporter, Robert Brannum, who challenged Sanders' petition to the DCBOE noticed this lack of a filing date for Sanders and immediately filed a challenge to his ballot access petition the next day, on 24 March 2016, the day AFTER this list was posted.

This incorrect listing of Clinton's filing date as 15 March 2016 made it appear that she was within the legal filing deadline and therefore NOT SUBJECT TO A CHALLENGE! And in fact, neither Brannum, nor anyone else challenged her or made mention that her petition had also been filed late. The public did not even appear to know about this-what may have been a closely held fact-until news of Sander's challenge broke yesterday.

The DCBOE rules for Petition Challenges state that, on the 3rd day after the petition filing deadline, the Board shall post for 10 consecutive days all nominating petitions for: public inspection; and in order to provide the opportunity for challenge. Any challenge must occur within that 10 day period. Any candidate not challenged must appear on the ballot:

1406.9 If at the expiration of the challenge period referred to in this section, no challenge has been filed with respect to a nominating petition, the Executive Director, or his or her designee, shall certify the candidate, and the candidate’s name shall be printed on the ballot.


The ten days tolled and were up on 29 March. The news story of the challenge to Sanders petition broke on the March 30th.

The DCBOE's presentation of Sanders' and Clinton's listings hid from the public their opportunity to challenge Clinton, while practically throwing out an invitation for someone to challenge Sanders.

If deliberate falsification of that date by that governmental body can be proved, that may create an avenue to still challenge Clinton's access to the ballot.

How ironic that the full name of the District of Columbia's Board of Elections is actually the D.C Board of Elections and Ethics.

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Reply A False Filing Date Listed For Hillary Clinton Allowed Her Petition To the DCBOE to Go Unchallenged. (Original post)
JimDandy Mar 2016 OP
grasswire Mar 2016 #1
elleng Mar 2016 #2
EndElectoral Mar 2016 #3
hollysmom Mar 2016 #4

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Thu Mar 31, 2016, 06:28 PM

1. good work nt

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Response to JimDandy (Original post)

Thu Mar 31, 2016, 06:28 PM

2. Thanks for keeping on top of this.

Cross post in DC???

What about this?

'Confusion appeared to reign late Wednesday over just what happened and whether it could be fixed.

D.C. Democratic Party Chairwoman Anita Bonds told The Washington Times that the party’s primary plan, which included the paperwork for all candidates, was submitted by 7 p.m. on the 16th. The D.C. Board of Elections offices closes at 4:45 p.m.'

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/mar/30/bernie-sanders-left-dc-primary-ballot-after-democr/

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Response to JimDandy (Original post)

Thu Mar 31, 2016, 06:29 PM

3. This mess gets worse and worse...

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Thu Mar 31, 2016, 06:30 PM

4. too many games here - this won't be covered, I amsure the Donald will say something else that will

take all the news time

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