Sunday, July 24, 2016

Debbie Wasserman Schultz Sued for Rigging Primaries - Update: DWS Resigns amid growing scandal

On June 28, the Miami-based law firm Beck & Lee filed a class action lawsuit against the Democratic National Committee and DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz.

“There are essentially six legal claims we are asserting in this lawsuit on behalf of the composed class members,” said attorney Jared Beck in a YouTube video announcing the lawsuit. “The first is a claim for fraud—against the DNC and Debbie Wasserman Schultz—based on the revelations from the recent Guccifer 2.0 documents purportedly taken from the DNC’s own computer network.” The Guccifer 2.0 documents include internal memos in which the DNC broke legally binding neutrality agreements in the Democratic primaries by strategizing to make Hillary Clinton the nominee before a single vote was cast.

The second claim filed is for negligent misrepresentation, a legal theory based on the first claim of fraud. The third claim alleges the DNC and Wasserman Schultz participated in deceptive conduct in claiming the DNC was neutral during the Democratic primaries, when there is overwhelming evidence suggesting favoritism of Clinton from the beginning. The fourth claim of the lawsuit seeks retribution of any monetary donations the DNC to Bernie Sanders‘ campaign. The fifth claim alleges the DNC broke its fiduciary duties during the Democratic primaries to members of the Democratic Party by not holding a fair election process. The sixth claim is for negligence on behalf of the DNC—for not protecting donor information—as hackers broke into the DNC networks, potentially compromising their personal information.

Read the rest here.

Please note that this legal action occurred weeks before the release of DNC's emails.

Update: DWS quits over growing email scandal


Chris said...

The media will still be talking about Melania Trump's "plagiarizing" of Michelle Obama. Nothing to see her. Move along.

rabidgandhi said...

Also quite interesting (but predictable) to see how brazen the DNC is at peddling influence to large donors:

The bright side of this entire election cycle has been that it has been very clarifying, as both the RNC and DNC have dropped the masks, and are now openly attacking their own respective bases. The DNC has revealed itself to be fully in the hands of large corporations: pro-TPP, pro-fracking, anti-Palestinian, pro-regime change... While the neocons are ditching the GOP to join Camp Hillary (Robert Kagan, William Kristol, Max Boot...).

Interesting times. Too bad the downside is that Trump or HRC will be president.