Leaked emails show the DNC favored Hillary Clinton over Bernie Sanders
WikiLeaks has released roughly 20,000 emails allegedly from Democratic National Committee officials and if they are accurate they prove that Bernie Sanders was right all along: the system is rigged and the DNC favored and worked with Hillary Clinton to end Bernie Sanders’s upstart campaign against the entrenched establishment candidate.
Here is more from the Huffington Post:
On July 22, 2016 WikiLeaks released around 20,000 emails apparently from top DNC officials, illustrating that Democratic officials favored Hillary Clinton over Bernie Sanders. The email release, only days away from the Democratic Primary, shed light into potential election fraud (the DNC hasn’t confirmed the accuracy of the email release) and questions regarding how Clinton won the presumptive Democratic nomination. Bernie’s faith and belief in God was questioned by DNC strategists in one WikiLeaks email, as illustrated in a Washington Post article by Tom Hamburger and Karen Tumulty titled WikiLeaks releases thousands of documents about Clinton and internal deliberations:
One email written May 5 to DNC communications director Luis Miranda from another party official suggests looking at Bernie Sanders’ faith.
“It might may [sic] no difference, but for KY and WVA can we get someone to ask his belief,” the email from “firstname.lastname@example.org” says. “Does he believe in a God. He had skated on saying he has a Jewish heritage. I think I read he is an atheist. This could make several points difference with my peeps. My Southern Baptist peeps would draw a big difference between a Jew and an atheist.”
In other words this official at the DNC was suggesting they should coordinate with the media to raise an issue which he or she thought would hurt Bernie Sanders in certain states, which only shows us that the Senator from Vermont was right when he said the DNC was working to stop his candidacy. The feud between Bernie Sanders, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, and the DNC reached the point at one time where the Vermont Senator filed a lawsuit which he eventually withdrew. And he also endorsed Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s primary opponent saying she wasn’t the type of chair the Democratic Party needed.
Coming so close to the opening of the Democratic National Convention the timing could not be worse for the presumptive nominee. Bernie Sanders’s supporters already feel as though the system was rigged against their candidate and were intending to protest at the convention and this is only going to add fuel to the fire because it proves they are right.
It is going to be interesting to watch how this plays out on two levels: how vocal are the protesters going to be and how will the mainstream media cover it?
malo periculosam libertatem quam quietum servitium