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Former Bernie Staffer: 'We All Knew the Primary Was Rigged'

Former Bernie Staffer: 'We All Knew the Primary Was Rigged'
Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. (J. Scott Applewhite/AP)

By    |   Thursday, 02 November 2017 05:04 PM

Members of Sen. Bernie Sanders', I-Vt., presidential campaign said Thursday the senator's staff was well-aware the Democratic primary "was rigged."

The former chair of the Democratic National Committee, Donna Brazile, told Politico on Thursday she found "evidence of internal corruption" after assuming leadership of the DNC during the primary last year, and the committee worked "to throw the primary to Hillary [Clinton]."

During the primary, Saikat Chakrabarti was the director of organizing strategy for the Sanders campaign. He went on to co-found Justice Democrats with Cenk Uygur, founder of the "Young Turks" video network, and fellow ex-Sanders staffer Zack Exley, and told The Washington Free Beacon on Thursday he was not surprised by these claims.

"We all knew that the primary was rigged," Chakrabarti told the Free Beacon. "But the corruption that plagues the Democratic Party is bigger than one primary — it's become a rot set at the very root of a party [that] claims to be for working people."

He also said the party is "devoid of message, devoid of money, and devoid of a winning strategy," and "the people want a party that works for the people and wins. We are sick and tired of wasting money on helping a party that wastes it through incompetence and corrupt negligence."

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Sen. Bernie Sanders', I-Vt., staff was well-aware the Democratic primary "was rigged," campaign staff members told Politico on Thursday.
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