Sunday, November 5, 2017

How Hillary Clinton Rigged The Democratic Primary — And May Have Broken The Law

Election 2016: Donna Brazile's stunning admission that last year's Democratic primary was "rigged" in favor of Hillary Clinton and against Sen. Bernie Sanders is actually good news for Democrats. After stunning reversals in recent years, the party now knows it has a problem.
Remember how, when Bernie claimed the contest was rigged back in the summer of 2016, he was accused of "sour grapes" and even sexism? Turns out, the Democratic National Committee, already the subject of a class-action suit, owes him an apology.
How did Clinton rig an election? It wasn't hard, according to Brazile, the former interim DNC chair, in her new book, "Hacks: The Inside Story of the Break-ins and Breakdowns that Put Donald Trump in the White House."
The Democrats were broke and in debt after bankrolling President Obama's second-term campaign, and he did little to help them raise the money they needed. Desperate, the Democratic National Committee made a deal with Clinton early in her campaign to jointly raise money together. Using Clinton's fundraising clout, the DNC was soon out of debt. In exchange, Clinton took control of the DNC, including hiring and firing, and used it as a political weapon against her foes.
Read the rest of this IBD editorial HERE.

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