Several weeks ago Senator Sanders announced he is again running for president, and – despite new DNC rules – running as a Democrat.
The DNC, likely to avoid candidates using the party's resources while not actually supporting them, established a rule mandating that candidates who run as Democrats must be declared Democrats for at least 30 days prior to that announcement.
But, as The Daily Beast reports, Senator Sanders has just filed his Senate 2024 campaign re-election bid, and registered as an independent.
Bernie Sanders has officially filed for reelection in 2024 as an independent, meaning he's currently running for office under two different party IDs pic.twitter.com/4tBE5aiIfp
— Lachlan Markay (@lachlan) March 4, 2019
It's unclear if this could be a flagrant violation of the new DNC rules. The Sanders campaign has said it would sign a form promising he would run and, should he win the White House, serve as a Democrat.
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