WASHINGTON (AP) — Bernie Sanders will appear on the Democratic primary ballot in the District of Columbia after lawmakers approved legislation clarifying that he met the filing deadline.
A mix-up between the city's Democratic Party and its elections board had left open the possibility that Sanders would be left off the primary ballot. Sanders paid a fee to get on the ballot, but the party didn't submit paperwork to the elections board until the day after the deadline. That led a local activist to file a challenge arguing that Sanders should be left off the ballot.
The District's primary is June 14, the last one before the Democratic convention.
The D.C. Council approved a bill Tuesday that guarantees Sanders' place on the ballot, and Democratic Mayor Muriel Bowser says she'll sign it.