A contingent of pro-Sanders Democrats has brought suit against the Democratic National Committee for, essentially, rigging the primary system and the transcripts are delicious. In short, the DNC has conveyed to the court that it does not owe anyone a fair primary. It’s a notion that we suspected, but we had no idea they would readily admit it. Here is a quote from a hearing on April 25 from the Washington Examiner:
“…But here, where you have a party that’s saying, We’re gonna, you know, choose our standard bearer, and we’re gonna follow these general rules of the road, which we are voluntarily deciding, we could have — and we could have voluntarily decided that, Look, we’re not gonna go into back rooms like they used to and smoke cigars and pick the candidate that way. That’s not the way it was done. But they could have. And that would have also been their right, and it would drag the Court well into party politics, internal party politics to answer those questions.” (the Peak‘s emphasis)
The Democratic Party’s cavalier attitude towards its grassroots is just the latest trampling the grassroots has experienced. In 2016, the Colorado Democratic Party discovered that it had short-changed the Sanders’ presidential campaign one delegate and failed to report it. From a Denver Post article at the time:
“Bernie Sanders won one more delegate in Colorado than first projectedafter the Colorado Democratic Party admitted this week that it misreported the March 1 caucus results from 10 precinct locations.
“The party discovered the discrepancy a week after the caucus but did not correct the public record.
“Hillary Clinton’s campaign discussed the error with state party officials last week, but the Sanders campaign apparently didn’t realize the issue until being informed Monday evening by The Denver Post.” (the Peak‘s emphasis)
If Democrats want to know why Hillary Clinton lost in 2016, the flagrant disregard of the Democrats’ grassroots might be a good place to start.