Getting Bernie on the Ballot Won't Be Easy in Pennsylvania.
ATTN PENNSYLVANIA: There are 6 DAYS LEFT to sign the petition to put Bernie Sanders and his delegates on the Pennsylvania primary ballot. If you want to vote for Bernie and live in PA, get to your nearest petition signing event BEFORE February 16, 2016!!
This is not meant to be discouraging but I thought I’d give everyone a heads up in terms of what it will take to get Bernie on the ballot in PA based on what I found out by reading Jeff Berman’s book on how he engineered Obama’s victory over Clinton in 2008:
“In Pennsylvania, we have to complete a petition drive that also tests the mettle of every presidential campaign. State law requires petitions to be circulated statewide for the presidential candidate, plus a separate petition for every congressional district delegate and alternate. Since Pennsylvania elects 103 district delegates and 16 alternates, we’ll have to circulate 119 petitions for our delegates and alternates plus a statewide petition for Obama. That’s 120 separate petitions in just one state!
"The whole process is made extra difficult by the fact that state law prohibits us from starting to circulate any of these petitions until 21 days before the petition filing date.”
In 2016, the Pennsylvania primary is scheduled for April 26.