While it has become the least protected secret in modern politics, DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz has been employing more than just a severely limited debate schedule in her quest to get Hillary Clinton nominated. Rules put in place by then presidential candidate Barack Obama in 2008 banning donations from federal lobbyists, political action committees and super PACs have recently been rescinded and money from those sources have been flowing into DNC coffers.
Clinton’s primary opponent, Senator Bernie Sanders, has quite famously forsworn money from rich individuals and super PACs and lauds his small-dollar-average donation capability as proof of the groundswell for his movement. Clinton is under no such ethical quandary.
According to The New York Times, Mrs. Clinton received $47.9 million from super PACs in 2015, despite openly advocating for campaign finance reform. The former Secretary of State’s actions contradict her words, and suggest her proposals for reform are merely for political expediency.
Additionally the much criticized Democratic primary use of “superdelegates” to ensure the party establishment has an outsized voice in the nomination process leads to what could be referred to as outright vote buying.
Almost $27 million in funds jointly raised by Clinton and the DNC has been doled out to the very state party and candidate committees superdelegates represent, support, or directly benefit from.
Superdelegates are party insiders, elected officials or state party members.
Any wonder why Clinton has the pledged support of all 6 of New Hampshire’s superdelegates despite only winning 40 percent of the popular vote in the state? Or already has the pledged support of over 500 other superdelegates nationwide prior to votes being cast in those states
[Washington Post] [The Observer] [Chicago Tribune]