All those people insisting that the election had been rigged, and that the wrong person had claimed victory were right after all.
It seems our electoral process really is mired in deep corruption preventing the people’s true choice from ascending to power.
Oh, there’s just one problem.
The election we’re talking about isn’t last year’s presidential election.
It’s the Democratic Party primary that took place half a year earlier, when Hillary Clinton secured the presidential nomination amid cries that she had cheated Bernie Sanders.
We now know that those charges were accurate.
Hillary Clinton’s campaign made a crooked deal with the then-heads of the Democratic National Committee nearly a year before the primary to give her the nomination.
Sanders never stood a chance.
Fox News reports:
Last year’s presidential primary between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders was rigged by the Democratic National Committee – just as Sanders’ supporters suspected – to hand the nomination to Clinton, according to a bombshell claim by Donna Brazile. The onetime Clinton confidante, CNN commentator and former interim party boss made the explosive claim Thursday while touting a new book that could sever her ties to Team Clinton for good.<>
“I had promised Bernie when I took the helm of the Democratic National Committee after the convention that I would get to the bottom of whether Hillary Clinton’s team had rigged the nomination process, as a cache of emails stolen by Russian hackers and posted online had suggested,” Brazile wrote in a piece for Politico Magazine.
“By Sept. 7, the day I called Bernie, I had found my proof and it broke my heart,” Brazile said.
The proof, according to Brazile, was a joint fundraising agreement document between the DNC, the Hillary Victory Fund and Hillary for America. It had been signed in August 2015, four months after Clinton announced her candidacy and a year before she officially secured the nomination over Sanders.