By now it's clear that the DNC kneecapped the Sanders campaign in the primaries to give Hillary the nomination. Now they're going to court over it, to the tune of 300 million bucks.
Of all the weird sideshows in American politics, the one unfolding in a Florida courtroom may be one of the strangest. Largely uncovered by anything resembling the elite political media, a passel of disgruntled Bernie Sanders donors has filed a $300 million class-action suit against the Democratic National Committee for $300 million alleging that the DNC defrauded them by rigging the primary process against the Sanders campaign.
Jared Beck, a Harvard Law graduate and one of the several attorneys who filed the suit against the DNC and its former chairperson Debbie Wasserman Schultz, wants retribution for donations made by supporters to the Vermont senator's campaign, citing six legal claims of the DNC's deceptive conduct, negligent misrepresentation, and fraud. The DNC violated Article 5, Section 4 of its own charter by working with a single campaign to effectively choose who would win the Democratic ballot, the attorneys stated in the suit.
All the usual complaints are rolled into this suit—the leaked-debate-questions gripe, the donor-info insecurity, and the villain of the piece is Debbie Wasserman Schultz. There's a judge's order pending that might let the air out of the whole thing. Of course, everything the DNC does to defend itself in court will be further evidence of the ongoing cabal. Per CDN:We'll have to see how this works out. We know the DNC stopped at nothing to get Hillary into the White House. During the debates with Donald Trump, it was found that interim DNC chief cheated by supplying questions to Hillary she obtained through the media.
Jared H. Beck, attorney for the plaintiffs, argued, "Freedom of speech and freedom of association are very, very important, but we also have a right not to be defrauded. We also have a right not to be taken advantage of … We have a right not to be deceived. There's no exception to those rights just because the fraudulent speech or fraudulent conduct involved takes place in a political context.
Looking forward to this day in court, but the DNC runs like a small town sheriff so don't be surprised if the Judge is threatened in some way by them, or other political pressure to drop the case.