Two Florida residents sue to keep Sanders off Democratic primary ballot

Article Link: https://thehill.com/regulation/court-battles/484589-two-florida-democrats-sue-to-keep-sanders-off-democratic-primary

Discussion posted by: JohnF44

The two Tallahassee residents are asking the Florida Democratic Party and the Democratic National Committee, both of which are named as defendants, to disqualify the Vermont progressive from the ballot and block certification of his votes. “Defendant Sanders is clearly an independent and is clearly not a Democrat, by his own definition,” the complaint said. “His current ‘day job’ is as a United States senator and he has consistently, proudly asserted his service in that role as independent.” “Since he did not change his affiliation, he clearly continues to be an Independent, which means he can run for president in Florida, but as an Independent, not as a Democrat,” Gievers said in a statement.