Loyal fans of Bernie Sanders have a difficult decision to make. If Hillary Clinton faces off against Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election, legions of Sanders supporters will have to decide whether to switch allegiances or stand by Bernie until the bitter end and write in Sanders.Many people talk about that they will Write him In. Here is the information that you need to know about Write-Ins: If Bernie decides to run a Write-In campaign and files in each state as required would he be able to secure the Presidency. Bernie has said he will not run a Write-In campaign, but since he has faced such animosity from the DNC, we anticipate he may change his mind after July 25 national convention.There has been a post circulating around on Facebook that is misinforming Bernie Supporters here are the official rules about write-in!
Only Alabama, Iowa, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Wisconsin will accept Bernie as a write-in. But if he does file as necessary, this is the breakdown!
The 7 States that do not allow write-in votes are Arkansas, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nevada, Oklahoma, and South Dakota.
The other 35 states that allow write-in votes require paperwork, petitions, or filing fees to be validated and submitted by a deadline. These deadlines vary in each state, such as Colorado’s deadline is July 21st whereas Illinois’ deadline is September 8th. You can find the deadlines for each state at the bottom of this article:
The following states you CANNOT write in any candidate(9 states, including California, write-ins are allowed in primaries but NOT the General Election. If Bernie does not get the nomination, he cannot be written-in in California because he was not a write in candidate during the primary.
The following states have “Sore Loser” laws, which means that since Bernie ran in the Democratic party, if he does not secure the nomination, he cannot run as an Independent or Write-In campaign for the same office that he “lost” in the primary. (8 states)
If Bernie does not get the nomination, he can still be written-in in Indiana, Oregon, or Washington because he won those states during the Primary.
And, finally, in the following states, Bernie would need to file according to each state’s laws in order for the write-in votes to be counted(25 states).
If Bernie won every Write-In State, he would receive 368 electoral votes when only 270 are needed.We all wanna see Bernie Sanders becomes a nominee because the FBI isn’t giving Hillary Clinton a parking ticket.Rest assured, if Clinton’s FBI investigation runs through November, say hello to an even greater Republican majority in Congress.But if the superdelegates don’t realize that danger and continue with Hillary would you write in Bernie Sanders?Vote in this poll and share this because this is real info of the write-in states because there has been a post circulating around on Facebook that is misinforming Bernie Supporters!
Deadline fore every state:
Alaska November 3rd
Arizona Sept 29th
California Oct 25th
Colorado July 21st
Delaware Sept 30th
Connecticut Oct 25th
Georgia Sept 6th
Hawaii No write-ins
Idaho Oct 11th
Illinois Sept 8th
Indiana July 5th
Iowa no filing requirements
Kansas Oct 31st
Kentucky Oct 23rd
Louisiana No Write-Ins
Maine Sept 24th(45 days before election)
Maryland Nov 2nd
Massachusetts ????-no official statement
Michigan Oct 28th
Minnesota Nov 1st
Mississippi No-write ins
Missouri No write ins(if lost in primary)
Nebraska October 28, 2016
New York File October 11, 2016
North Dakota File October 18, 2016
Tennessee File September 19, 2016
Utah File September 9, 2016
Virginia File October 28, 2016
West Virginia File September 20, 2016