In a strange twist, supporters of the most popular politician in America today are suing the Democratic National Committee for $300 million.
The lawsuit alleges that the DNC rigged the 2016 election by working with Hillary Clinton to keep Bernie Sanders out of the White House, according to Newsweek. The lawsuit is spearheaded by several prominent attorneys, including Harvard Law graduate Jared Beck (not some random socialist hippies). It makes some pretty hot allegations against the DNC, like “deceptive conduct, negligent misrepresentation and fraud”—oh boy.
Furthermore, the lawsuit added that the DNC violated its own charter by working with one candidate to guarantee the nomination.
The lawsuit failed to gain traction when the wrong paperwork was filed in August 2016. Most media outlets have been practically silent about it. This is mildly understandable, considering the daily volcanic eruptions of scandals they must cover.
However, the DNC raised the level of absurdity to new heights. Its lawyers argued in court that Democrats had the right to rig the nomination and pick whoever they wanted without any obligation to voters for fairness.
Apparently, the previous drama (leaking debate questions, party infighting, firing their chairperson, being hacked by Russians, and fumbling an election) at the DNC wasn’t enough for these drama freaks. So they argued that the promise to remain neutral in their selection process was merely a “political promise,” and that voters knew the DNC would favor Hillary.
Sanders voters will feel vindicated for their efforts–and possibly get their money back–if the lawsuit prevails. It will also lead to a confirmation of the corrupt black hole that resides within the DNC.
Even Trump claimed mild respect for Sanders, though he knew Sanders had no chance of winning the nomination. (How did he know that? We don’t know. Could be the Russians.)
If the lawsuit fails, voters will only grow more disillusioned. And they’ll desert a party that they no longer feel represents them.