The United States Law Week

DNC Beats Appeal in Suit Alleging 2016 Primaries Favored Clinton

Oct. 28, 2019, 8:30 PM

The Democratic National Committee prevailed in a proposed class suit alleging the 2016 presidential primary process was biased against Sen. Bernie Sanders, as the Eleventh Circuit Oct. 28 said donors lacked standing for some claims and other claims lacked merit.

The plaintiffs sued on behalf of donors to the DNC, donors to Sanders’s 2016 campaign, and registered Democratic voters in various states.

Although they promised the process would be “neutral” and “impartial,” the DNC and former chair Deborah Wasserman Schultz improperly tipped the scales in favor of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton over Sanders, the plaintiffs alleged.

The plaintiffs...

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