The Democratic National Committee got busted during the 2016 presidential election rigging the primaries against Sen. Bernie Sanders and in favor of Hillary Clinton.
With the 2020 election right around the corner, the DNC is reusing the same old tricks to help their preferred candidates.
After she absolutely destroyed Sen. Kamala Harris back in the 2nd Democratic debate in July, the DNC is trying to block Hawaii Democratic Rep. Tulsi Gabbard from taking part in the 3rd primary debate in September.
Harris was rising in the polls — but her numbers have been consistently tanking since Gabbard pointed out Harris’ controversial record on criminal justice reform as the attorney general of California.
Only 10 Democratic presidential candidates have qualified for the next round of presidential debates in September.
In order to qualify, a Democratic candidate needs at least 130,000 individual donors and reach at least 2 percent in four qualifying polls.
Gabbard says she has more than 130,000 donors and has met the 2 percent threshold in 26 national and early state polls.
The DNC has informed Gabbard that only 2 of those polls will be accepted and that she needs to “qualify” in 2 additional polls from their list of “approved” polls.
“The Gabbard campaign is calling on the DNC to hold true to their promise and make adjustments to the process now to ensure transparency and fairness,” the campaign said in a Friday release.
“Crucial decisions on debate qualifications that impact the right of the American people to have the opportunity to participate fully in the Democratic process should not be made in secret by party bosses,” the campaign added.
That means that it’s highly doubtful that Gabbard will make the September debates — which likely means the end of her presidential campaign.
And that’s exactly what the DNC wants.
Democrats don’t want outside candidates. They want establishment Democrats, which is why they are clearly supporting candidates like former Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, and Sen. Kamala Harris.
Maybe this wouldn’t be a big deal had the DNC not done this to Sen. Bernie Sanders back in 2016 when they rigged the primaries in favor of Hillary Clinton.
After their cheating scandal blew up in their face, the DNC promised that they would make things “different” in 2020 to ensure all candidates are treated equally and fairly.
Obviously that was a huge lie.
Now, less than a month after embarrassing Harris on the debate stage and going viral, Gabbard is unlikely to make the next debate and her presidential bid may come to an end.