The DNC Just Confirmed Sanders Supporters’ Worst Fears

    • Attorneys for the Democratic National Committee (DNC) are making the case in federal court that the party has the right to rig future primaries.

    • Plaintiffs in a class-action lawsuit filed against the DNC argue that donors and voters supporting Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) bid for the presidency were defrauded by the Democratic Party, alleging that party leaders like then-chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz had rigged the primaries in order to deny Sen. Sanders a fair chance at the nomination.

    • Bizarrely, the DNC’s attorneys dismissed their own charter’s strict language, dismissing that section of the charter as a a “discretionary rule that [the DNC] didn’t need to adopt to begin with,” and arguing that the words “impartiality” and “evenhandedness” couldn’t be properly interpreted in a court of law. Committee lawyers also brazenly suggested that since Sanders’ supporters knew the primaries were rigged prior to donating to the Sanders campaign, they shouldn’t entitled to any relief from the court.

    • The DNC’s arguments grew increasingly more outlandish, with Spiva suggesting at one point that the party would be within its right to go into back rooms clouded with cigar smoke to choose presidential nominees if it chose to (emphasis ours).

    • In arguing for the plaintiffs, attorney Jared Beck insisted to the court that the DNC be held accountable not just to the promises made in its charter, but to Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s own promises that the party infrastructure wasn’t interfering in the primary process to benefit Hillary Clinton.

    • “[N]ot only is it in the charter, but it was stated over and over again in the media by the Democratic National Committee’s employees, including Congresswoman Wasserman Schultz, that they were, in fact, acting in compliance with the charter,” Beck said. “And they said it again and again, and we’ve cited several instances of that in the case.”

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