Courtesy of ABC News:#BREAKING: Bernie #Sanders backers will seek emergency injunction in federal court on Friday, May 27, in #CAPrimary https://t.co/Dt6vMnh80g— SF City Attorney (@SFCityAttorney) May 27, 2016
Attorneys representing a group of Bernie Sanders supporters informed San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera Thursday night that they plan to file an "emergency request" with U.S. District Court Judge William Alsup in the city today "for a preliminary injunction" in California's June 7 presidential primary," Herrera's office said.
"I think it's unfortunate -- and selfish, frankly -- that these plaintiffs would inject confusion and uncertainty into an election that has been underway for weeks," Herrera said in a statement Thursday night. "San Francisco's Department of Elections and its employees have been doing an exemplary job, and I'm equally confident that our co-defendants are also meeting or exceeding their legal duties. This lawsuit is without merit, and there is no basis for an emergency injunction. I intend to fight it aggressively."
The release continued, "The activists are seeking sweeping injunctive relief in their suit, including provisions to force 58 counties to segregate ballots already cast by unaffiliated voters; to allow "re-votes" by those voters for presidential primary candidates; and to extend the state's voter registration deadline -- which passed on May 23 for eligibility to vote in the June 7 primary -- until election day itself."
Bill Simpich, one of the San Francisco-based lawyers representing the group, said, "The main relief we are asking for is for the independent voters -- non-party preference or NPP -- to be able to vote for president on June 7 without tying up the voting lines and avoiding a situation of mass confusion.”
I think it's pretty obvious what is going on here.
The Bernie folks know full well that if they can open this up to the "non-party preference" crowd that it will allow the Trump supporters to help them steal this California primary away from Hillary, and give Sanders the momentum going into the convention that he has been talking about for the last week.
You know the Bernie Bros made a big stink by accusing the DNC of changing the rules the last minute in Nevada, which did not happen, so what do they say now about their obvious attempts to rig the system in their favor?