If there are enough provisional ballots to affect the apportionment of even one delegate, they should be counted. In additon, there are actual delegates running for election and are other races that these ballots may affect.
Also, there is a court case regarding some of those ballots. If the judge's final ruling is that the ballots of supressed voters be accepted, then they will be counted. I can't imagine that any provisional ballots will be thrown away simply due to the lawsuit and the possibility of a ruling being appealed.
Those who vote by provisional ballot are informed if their ballot was accepted.
but those nuances (please forgive me for condensing to one word), in light of the sheer danger that the current product poses to everyone in my regional area, must be dealt with separately (on a parallel track perhaps) in order to concentrate on the immediate life-threatening problems of high level nuclear waste.
I'm sick and tired of all these barriers to accessing public documents, whether it's Clinton hiding them on an email server, Romney destroying them as he leaves the governor's office, states charging thousands of dollars for access to statewide voter databases and, especially, not being able to freely view our public court documents without physically being in the jurisdiction of interest.
The fact to take away from this is that, even if a specific pile of nuclear waste originally wasn't part of a process designed to initially take lives, it always ends up being part of a process that puts people in danger of their life.
FWIW, live north of there near Spokane.
public prominence at the same time, when the world needed them both.
I'm an Atheist, but the sybolism of a Jew and the Pope, at the Vatican, working to focus the eyes of the world on economic solutions to the plight of the poor, sick and elderly of the world, and to the plight of our poor, sick old world does not escape me.
What a perfect match!
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...
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 Clintons 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:
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.
DC to Hold Emergency Vote to Get Bernie Sanders on Democratic Primary Ballot
The Sanders campaign had submitted its Washington, D.C., ballot registration on time, but the local Democratic party sent candidates' registration info late
By Tom Sherwood
March 31, 2016
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.
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.
A Democratic voter in D.C. filed a challenge against the Sanders campaign's registration. No complaint was filed against Clinton's registration. The period in which a challenge can be filed has passed.
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 Clintons 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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