The Democratic National Committee rigged their primary to make sure Hillary Clinton got the nomination. Everyone knew they were doing it. Bernie supporters even protested during the Democrats’ convention because they were so angry about it.
Now a judge has said they had a right to do it.
The Observer reports:
Court Concedes DNC Had the Right to Rig Primaries Against Sanders
In June 2016, a class action lawsuit was filed against the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and former DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz for violating the DNC Charter by rigging the Democratic presidential primaries for Hillary Clinton against Bernie Sanders. Even former Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid admitted in July 2016, ““I knew—everybody knew—that this was not a fair deal.”
He added that Debbie Wasserman Schultz should have resigned much sooner than she did. The lawsuit was filed to push the DNC to admit their wrongdoing and provide Bernie Sanders supporters, who supported him financially with millions of dollars in campaign contributions, with restitution for being cheated.
On August 25, 2017, Federal Judge William Zloch, dismissed the lawsuit after several months of litigation during which DNC attorneys argued that the DNC would be well within their rights to rig primaries and select their own candidate. “In evaluating Plaintiffs’ claims at this stage, the Court assumes their allegations are true—that the DNC and Wasserman Schultz held a palpable bias in favor Clinton and sought to propel her ahead of her Democratic opponent,” the court order dismissing the lawsuit stated.
There will be more candidates on the Democratic side in 2020 than there were in 2016. Will the primary process be fair? Even if it is, there will probably be accusations of wrongdoing.