New York City’s democratic machine refuses to let citizens vote for Bernie Sanders in the primary. John Iadarola and Emma Vigeland break it down on The Damage Report. Follow The Damage Report on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheDamageReportTYT/
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"New York state election officials are poised to remove Sen. Bernie Sanders from the ballot in June’s primary election, a move that would deny the Vermont lawmaker’s supporters the chance to cast a vote for him as president and would harm his chances of using his delegate count to influence the party’s direction and push for reforms.
"Hard to imagine a pettier decision more perfectly calibrated to infuriate and depress younger and progressive voters," tweeted Jewish Currents editor David Klion.
As HuffPost’s Daniel Marans reported Tuesday, Board of Elections co-chair Douglas Kellner and commissioner Andrew Spano, both Democrats, will meet Wednesday to decide on whether or not to remove Sanders’ name from the ballot. Kellner believes that a provision in the 2019-2020 budget saying the board "may" remove a candidate from the ballot if they make clear they are no longer seeking the office in question rquires Sanders’ removal.
Under Kellner’s interpretation of the statute, Sanders, who suspended his campaign on April 8, falls under that category."
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