Bernie Sanders hasn’t forgotten how the Democrat leadership rigged the primary in 2016.
Now he’s terrified that they’re up to their old tricks again.
Bernie Sanders gave the DNC a jaw-dropping challenge that made all hell break loose.
Back in 2016, the DNC had a scandal in their hands when leaked emails published by WikiLeaks showed that the DNC was rigging against him from the start.
Hillary Clinton took over the DNC’s resources, including strategy and personnel before she ever won the primary in exchange for helping take care of the $24 million debt that was left over from Obama’s reelection bid.
If Bernie Sanders had become the nominee, the DNC wouldn’t have had the money to help fund his campaign.
Hillary Clinton lost to Donald Trump even though she spent nearly twice as much during the 2016 election.
The DNC is cash-strapped at the moment. Unless Bloomberg is the nominee, Donald Trump is going to have a huge money advantage.
This makes sense why the DNC suddenly decided to change the rules so that Bloomberg could make it onto the debate stage.
The problem is Bernie Sanders’ supporters feel like the race is being rigged against them again.
This has not been helped by the confusion in Iowa that Bernie Sanders lost even though he received the most votes.
This is leading his followers to conclude that there was foul play in Iowa.
According to the Washington Examiner:
Nina Turner, a former Ohio state senator who is national co-chairwoman for Sanders’s campaign, said she is suspicious of the timing of Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez’s call for a recanvass on Thursday, three days after the botched rollout of the Iowa caucus results.
“It does look fairly intentional,” Turner told Status Coup. “I feel bad for the people of Iowa who take great pride in the caucus process. They were robbed. Our campaign, and all the thousands of volunteers that combed that entire state on behalf of this campaign, it was really wrong.”
She continued: “I find it ironic he wants to recanvass. Where was he days and days before that? Nowhere to be found.”
Perez cast doubt on the Iowa results with 97% of precincts reporting. Data from the remaining precincts came in shortly after, and the final numbers gave former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg a razor-thin lead over second-place Sanders. On Friday, the Iowa Democratic Party extended the deadline to challenge official results from the state’s caucuses into early next week.
DNC has a huge numbers problem on their hands that they can’t win.
On one hand, they need money that Bernie Sanders can’t bring in.
Yet on the other side, about 12% of Bernie voters voted for Trump in the general election and they need to win those voters back if they’re hoping to win.
The total mess they made of the Iowa caucus may have just guaranteed that Trump will be President for another four years.