Democrats Plotted to Trick Dumb Bernie Sanders Voters By Fake Reduction of Hillary Super Delegates
The hits just keep on coming from Wikileaks’ John Podesta emails. And the political round-house punches just keep flying at Sen. Bernie Sanders’ fans and voters.
As if the Democratic National Committee hadn’t already rigged the primary election enough against Sanders, an email released Wednesday highlights a rules insider for the Democrat’s super delegate system plotting to fool Sanders and his supporters to likely help ensure a smooth convention in July.
“So here’s my idea,” Mark Siegal wrote in a March 2016 email chain which included Podesta, Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman. “Bernie and his people have been bitching about super delegates and the huge percentage that have come out for Hillary. Since the original idea was to bring our elected officials to the convention ex-officio >> ( because of the offices and the constituencies they represent), why not throw Bernie a bone and reduce the super delegates in the future to the original draft of members of the House and Senate, governors and big city mayors, eliminating the DNC members who are not State chairs or vice-Chairs. (Frankly, DNC members don’t really represent constituencies anyway. I should know. I served on the DNC first as Executive Director and then as an elected member for 10 years.) >> >> So if we “give” Bernie this in the Convention’s rules committee, his people will think they’ve “won” something from the Party Establishment. And it functionally doesn’t make any difference anyway. They win. We don’t lose. Everyone is happy.”
Wow. Absolutely brutal.
Here is a copy of the full email.