Wikileaks Blows DNC Plot to Defeat Sanders Wide Open, Wasserman-Schultz: "He Isn't Going to be President."
Newly released emails from Wikileaks hacked by the Romanian Hacker "Guccifer 2.0" show an active conspiracy by top officials of the DNC to undermine Bernie Sanders' candidacy by multiple means. One involves planting questioners in Kentucky and West Virginia to ask Sanders about his religion, and suggest painting him as an atheist in the heavily conservative Christian states.
The email dated May 5, 2016 with the subject line "no shit," from DNC CFO Brad Marshall, says:
“It might may no difference, but for KY and WVA can we get someone to ask his belief. Does he believe in a God. He had skated on saying he has a Jewish heritage. I think I read he is an atheist. This could make several points difference with my peeps. My Southern Baptist peeps would draw a big difference between a Jew and an atheist,”
In another, DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman-Schultz seems to reveal inside knowledge of the primaries as if they were a foregone conclusion. Using the email address firstname.lastname@example.org, Wasserman-Schultz wrote, in reference to promise by Sanders to oust her as head of the DNC if he won:
"He isn't going to be president."
The emails were published on July 23. The next day, a Sunday, Wasserman-Schultz announced she would step down as chairwoman at the end of the Democratic convention this week.
The DNC, the Democratic National Committee, is charged in its bylaws with running an "impartial" primary in which qualified voters in the states are allowed to chose whom the presidential nominee of their party will be. The Democratic primary season was marred by a litany of charges of election fraud which benefitted Hillary Clinton, some of which sparked state or federal investigations, and numerous pending lawsuits.
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Wasserman's remark "He isn't going to be president" is the clearest indication yet that the DNC never had any intention whatsoever of running fair primaries. Sanders supporters have presented evidence and indicators of fraud almost since the beginning of the season, including major waves of voter suppression in Arizona, New York, and California affecting into the millions of voters,
Many Sanders supporters are demanding Sanders withdraw his endorsement of Clinton in the wake of the proven political double-cross. Wikileaks promised further installments of DNC email dumps as the convention progresses.
The impact on American politics of foreign access to highly sensitive emails is an ironic reminder to some of the dangers of running email through unsecured networks, as the FBI acknowledged had taken place under the administration of Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State, saying Clinton was "extremely careless."
Meanwhile, Clinton and Trump remain neck-and-neck in polls, at times falling behind, while the latest polls taken of Trump versus Sanders show Sanders beating Trump consistently by a wide margin.