A federal judge in Florida last weekend tossed a lawsuit alleging fraud against the Democratic National Committee (DNC) for rigging the primary against Sen. Bernie Sanders.
Harvard law expert Jared Beck filed a class-action lawsuit on behalf of residents of 45 states after it was revealed by the anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks the DNC (named in suit) and former chairwomen Debbie Wasserman Schultz (named in suit) colluded with the Clinton campaign to undermine Bernie Sanders during the 2016 Democratic nomination.
Judge William Zloch, a Reagan appointee, wrote in his dismissal, basically ruled that the DNC had every right to break their own charter and rig the primaries to pick a nominee.
“To the extent Plaintiffs wish to air their general grievances with the DNC or its candidate selection process, their redress is through the ballot box, the DNC’s internal workings, or their right of free speech — not through the judiciary,” Judge Zloch wrote in his dismissal. “To the extent Plaintiffs have asserted specific causes of action grounded in specific factual allegations, it is this Court’s emphatic duty to measure Plaintiffs’ pleadings against existing legal standards. Having done so . . . the Court finds that the named Plaintiffs have not presented a case that is cognizable in federal court.”
The plaintiffs in the class action lawsuit hit Schultz and the DNC with six counts of fraud and violations to Article 5, Section 4 of the Democratic Party charter, which stipulates that the national party will function with total neutrality during Democratic primary contests. While the DNC won the case, their woes are far from over.
With the judiciary offering no assistance, Bernie supporters are now calling for a Demexit. Users on the Facebook page for the lawsuit pointed out that the DNC is now on the record as admitting they do not have to offer free and fair primary elections, with one even stating “at least they [Republican National Committee] were honest.”
The DNC leaks, which came just ahead of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia in July of 2016, led to the ouster of Debbie Wasserman Schultz. While the “mainstream” media attempted to cover it up, the convention was plagued by protests, walk outs and disruptions on behalf of angry Sanders supporters. She was replaced by Donna Brazile, whom additional WikiLeaks docs released later showed also acted on her bias against Sen. Sanders.