Clinton campaign chief: Put Sanders on DC ballot
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Democratic presidential candidate Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonAs Buttigieg rises, Biden is still the target Harris rips Gabbard over Fox appearances during Obama years Steyer, Gabbard and Yang shut out of early minutes of Democratic debate MORE’s campaign chairman says Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersFive takeaways from the Democratic debate As Buttigieg rises, Biden is still the target Leading Democrats largely pull punches at debate MORE (I-Vt.) should be on the Washington, D.C., ballot. 

“An administrative error should not keep a candidate off the ballot,” John Podesta tweeted on Thursday. "Let’s get @BernieSanders on the ballot in D.C.”


Sanders's name is still not on presidential ballots in the District of Columbia because of a Democratic Party mistake.

The District's Democratic Party missed a filing deadline with the D.C. Board of Elections on March 16, turning in registration documents for Sanders a day late.

A D.C. voter then filed a challenge against Sanders's registration. The matter is scheduled for an April hearing.

“Bernie will be on the ballot,” D.C. Democratic Party Chairwoman Anita Bonds said Wednesday, predicting the challenge would be resolved.

Bonds also noted that her party’s filing deadline is a few hours after the D.C. Board of Elections closes, so past filings have been turned in the following day.

She said she would submit a “clarification” to city rules allowing a 24-hour grace period after the initial deadline. Another option, she added, is having the D.C. Council conduct an emergency vote instead.

Clinton and Sanders each paid $2,500 in registration fees for the primary, which is scheduled for June 14.

Sanders trails Clinton by about 9 points nationwide, according to the latest RealClearPolitics average of polls.

He also trails her in delegates, with 1,011 to Clinton’s 1,712 out of the 2,382 necessary for the Democratic presidential nomination.