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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.

D.C. Board of Elections refuses to certify Sanders for June 14 primary. Clinton will be certified.


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.

http://www.nbcwashington.com/news/local/DC-to-Hold-Emergency-Vote-to-Get-Bernie-Sanders-on-Democratic-Primary-Ballot-374160651.html


ETA link

Very, very...very interesting (Sanders and Clinton D.C. ballot access)

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.

Republican convention gun petition author lied about his name and where he lived: Spokane, WA.


Wednesday, March 30, 2016, 1:36 P.M.
Republican convention gun petition author is from Spokane, has legal history with online postings

By Kip Hill

The man who petitioned unsuccessfully to allow guns at the Republican National Convention is indeed from Spokane.

And that author, Jim Ryan, is currently involved in a defamation lawsuit with the former executive artistic director of the Spokane Civic Theatre.

Ryan called The Spokesman-Review on Wednesday, after his full name was published by national news outlets, to apologize for lying about where he lived. On Tuesday, Ryan – who identified himself only by his first name out of stated fear of retaliation for the petition – said he lived “well south” of Spokane.

On Wednesday, Ryan said he was still concerned about the safety of his family but had no remorse for posting the petition online, which as of Wednesday afternoon had more than 52,000 signees. Ryan said he was trying to make a point that Republicans were being hypocritical by supporting laws allowing gun carrying in some places, but are uneasy about having guns at their convention.

http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2016/mar/30/republican-convention-gun-petition-author-is-from-/

D.C. Dem Party filed Clinton's & Sanders' ballot registrations late. Only Sanders' was challenged!

Bernie Sanders Not on DC Ballot After Democratic Party Registration Error

Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders' name is not on the primary ballot in Washington, D.C., after the D.C. Democratic Party submitted registration paperwork a day late and a voter filed a challenge, News4 has learned.

The Sanders’ campaign, as well as Hillary Clinton's campaign, each submitted registration fees of $2,500 on time earlier this month in advance of the June 14 Democratic primary.

But the D.C. Democrats did not email the candidates' registration information to the D.C. Board of Elections until a day after the registration deadline of March 16, News4's Tom Sherwood was first to report on Twitter.

A Democratic voter in D.C. filed a challenge against the Sanders' campaign's registration. No complaint was filed against Clinton's registration.

http://www.nbcwashington.com/news/local/Bernie-Sanders-Faces-Ballot-Trouble-in-DC-After-Registration-Snafu-374042381.html?_osource=SocialFlowTwt_DCBrand

California: 24% of all CA voters now officially have "no party preference".

Democratic registrations are flat and Republican registrations are tanking...

Republican voter registration tanks in California as fewer voters choose a party

Californians may be more disenchanted with political party labels than at any time in modern history, as new voter registration data show another shift away from party affiliation coming at the same time as a presidential race that exposes deep partisan divides nationwide.

The report issued by Secretary of State Alex Padilla on Monday finds that 24% of California voters now officially have "no party preference," the term used by elections officials to describe independents. That's up almost three percentage points since the last presidential election in 2012.

While the migration away from Californians picking formal party labels has been evident for most of the past decade, the trend has picked up speed since 2008. "The Democratic share of registrants has been flat, the independent share has been climbing fast, and the Republican share has been sinking just as fast," said Eric McGhee, an elections researcher at the nonpartisan Public Policy Institute of California.

http://touch.latimes.com/#section/-1/article/p2p-85981707/


Over 500,000 new registered voters in the state between the ages of 18 to 25

https://twitter.com/jamezdhawaii/status/714988463573995520

ETA: changed title to reflects main article

Spokane Co. WA has reduced the # of caucus locations to as significant an extent as Maricopa Co. AZ

Tomorrow, some WA state voters could be facing a problem potentially as significant as Arizona's was. The most populous county in Eastern WA is Spokane County. The Spokane County Democratic Party has only 17 total caucus locations in the ENTIRE county for the March 26 caucuses Saturday morning. That's. It.

Spokane, the county's largest city, has a population of about 215,000 people and the county itself has close to 500,000 residents. That is the equivalent of 1 caucus location for every 29,000 county residents. In 2008, the last year we had a contested presidential primary, I walked 5 blocks from my home to my caucus location in a neighborhood church. There were only 3 precincts meeting at that location and we were all done, sign-in to finish, in under 1.5 hrs. This year, I must drive 16 minutes to get to my caucus which is located 6 miles away from my home!!! And every precinct in my Legislative District has been crammed into that one location.

We have been expecting a huge turnout this year due to all the extra enthusiasm Senator Sanders has generated here (2 rallys in Spokane this past week). Who knows how many low-income, working class people, who would have been at their neighborhood caucuses in years past, are now not going to be able to caucus, due to the distances they are being forced to travel this year?

On top of that, the caucuses will start right at 10 AM, no matter how many people are still in line. If you haven't made it through the line and in to your precinct caucus by the time the call for the 2nd vote comes up (which the party estimated will take place, on average, at around 10:40 AM) you will not get to cast a vote. Period. As the trainer at our March 9th Caucus Orientation Training said, "once that call for the 2nd vote is announced, 'BAM' no one else who then comes through your door will be allowed to vote". {The Clinton campaign advised its voters to be in line at 9:30 AM and the Sanders campaign said to arrive at 9:00 AM.}

There is nothing on the Spokane County Democrats' website to announce any of this-not a peep about there being only 17 caucus locations in the county, no listing of the caucus location addresses, and certainly no map showing where the few caucus locations are.

Calls to the Chair of the Spokane County Democrats were unreturned.

In addition, all of the local TV news program managers (KXLY, KHQ and KREM) were recently informed of these problems, but not a single station chose to run a news story about the looming potential for voter disenfranchisement from those policies. A news manager at one of those stations even stated that, all of the above being the case, there was nothing that news coverage about it could change-that it would be worth covering only after such a train wreck happened. My pointing out that they had a civic duty to at least inform the public of those facts did nothing to change that news manager's mind.

I did what I could to get the word out. Maybe we will be fortunate and everything will go smoothly at the caucuses tomorrow. If not, though, unlike in Arizona, there is no Republican government personnel to point the finger to should significant problems arise at the caucuses Saturday morning. There will be no one to blame but the Democratic party itself. Good luck to all of us WA State voters tomorrow and may all of our votes get counted.

ETA: I am a Sanders supporter, but my hope for all of our votes to be counted extends, of course to Clinton supporters.

Sanders is Rocking The Dem Base heading in to the WA State Caucus!!!!

When 2/3 of the attendees in a packed room at our caucus orientation training raised their hands for Sanders in a straw poll, I knew for sure the East side of the state was going to go strong for him on the 26th. And those attendees were Dems-not Independents-not Repubs-DEMS!

We're headed for a potential Sanders home run streak of states. Keep phonebanking in to our state y'all and we'll bring it on home for all of us!



Wow, Sanders 40% NC, 32% FL and 41% OH...Way better than I expected!

And Missouri he's winning at 51%!!!

Polls had him losing them all, and losing the ones he did at so much less!!

And now all of Bernie's states are coming up!

My state, WA is going to party hardy on Mar 26th for Sanders.

Go Bernie!!!

I'm hoping for Bernie in PAJAMAS tonight!!

Go Bernie!
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