A group of Bernie Sanders donors has filed a class action lawsuit against the DNC to the tune of $300 million, alleging that the DNC rigged the Democrat primary against Bernie Sanders. From Newsweek:
Jared Beck, a Harvard Law graduate and one of the several attorneys who filed the suit against the DNC and its former chairperson Debbie Wasserman Schultz, wants retribution for donations made by supporters to the Vermont senator’s campaign, citing six legal claims of the DNC’s deceptive conduct, negligent misrepresentation and fraud. The DNC violated Article 5, Section 4 of its own charter by working with a single campaign to effectively choose who would win the Democratic ballot, the attorneys stated in the suit.
Sanders’ supporters have faced an uphill battle in the courts ever since August, when the DNC managed to block hearings from beginning by successfully claiming it wasn’t served the lawsuit correctly. The committee then immediately requested the lawsuit be dismissed after it was refiled September 2, according to Observer. Since then, Schultz and the DNC’s attorneys have defended the organization against accusations that it failed in its duties to maintain neutrality throughout last year’s Democratic primaries.
The most recent court hearing on the case was held on April 25, during which the DNC reportedly argued that the organization’s neutrality among Democratic campaigns during the primaries was merely a “political promise,” and therefore it had no legal obligations to remain impartial throughout the process.