A decision by Bernie Sanders’ Illinois campaign to field more than the maximum number of delegate candidates to be chosen in most of the state’s congressional districts could cause some ballot issues for his supporters.
In Illinois, which holds its primary March 15, Democrats will select 102 delegates from congressional districts throughout the state, varying from four to nine per district.
Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton filed the exact number of delegate candidates in each district. But in 12 of the state’s 18 congressional districts, Sanders’ camp filed an additional delegate candidate beyond the number that voters can select.
Though ballots will say how many delegate spots are up for selection in each district, problems could crop up at polling places if Sanders’ supporters try to vote for all of his delegate candidates in those dozen districts and are voting on optically scanned ballots.