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Dems Talk Party Rule Changes Following Brazile Bombshell

Dems Talk Party Rule Changes Following Brazile Bombshell
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By    |   Tuesday, 07 November 2017 10:45 PM

Donna Brazile's bombshell allegation that the Democratic National Committee was rigged in Hillary Clinton's favor well before a formal nomination was even announced could bring about changes to the party's rules, The Hill reports.

At least Democratic senators are discussing it behind the scenes.

"I hope we're going to have a robust conversation over superdelegates, and I hope we're going to have a robust conversation over ensuring the neutrality of the DNC as a level playing field for all candidates who run in 2020," said Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore.

Brazile, the former interim chair of the DNC, said in her book, "Hacks: The Inside Story of the Break-ins and Breakdowns that Put Donald Trump in the White House," that Clinton's campaign largely financed the party early on in the election.

She said the agreement "was not illegal, but it sure looked unethical."

"If the fight had been fair, one campaign would not have control of the party before the voters had decided which one they wanted to lead. This was not a criminal act, but as I saw it, it compromised the party's integrity," Brazile added.

Some Democrats say the party should eliminate superdelegates and instead vote based on how their states vote.

"There should be reforms. The primary process should be open and the strongest survive," said Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va.

"Where I come from in West Virginia, no one has control over the primary process until the primary is over. Then that person comes in and selects their own chair for the party. That's the way things are done," he added.

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Donna Brazile's bombshell allegation that the Democratic National Committee was rigged in Hillary Clinton's favor well before a formal nomination was even announced could bring about changes to the party's rules, The Hill reports.
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