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Voting rights lawsuit filed by Sanders supporters awaits its day in court

May 23, 2016

California’s deadline to register to vote is Monday night , but the plaintiffs in a federal voting rights lawsuit are undeterred in their quest to get extra time.

William Simpich, the attorney who filed a lawsuit on Friday demanding additional time to register new voters, said on Monday that he’s still waiting for the scheduling of a hearing in the case.

At issue: Confusion among some of California’s independent voters, officially know as voters with “no party preference.” As the Times first reported on Sunday, the lawsuit alleges these voters have not been given enough information about how to cast a ballot in the June 7 presidential primary .

The lawsuit was filed by a group supporting Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, as well as two voters from the Bay Area and California’s American Independent Party.

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