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WATCH: Melissa Dykes Explains What Really Happened At The Democratic Convention

From white noise machines to isolated black outs and more, reporter and activist Melissa Dykes reviews all the madness of the Democratic Convention in Philadelphia this summer

People have long suspected the Democratic Party of being corrupt and not really “of the people”, but reporter/activist Melissa Dykes didn’t expect to see the length to which the Democratic establishment would go to suppress supporters of Bernie Sanders. Of course, the DNC emails had been leaked by Wikileaks the Friday prior to the convention, but to see the suppression in action was something else altogether. As Dykes points out in her video, it’s almost surreal to see the extent to which the establishment insisted on shutting down democracy at their own convention.

Watch the video below from Dykes’ Youtube channel Truth Stream Media:

At least 5 Staffers Quit Bernie Sanders’ Our Revolution Right Before Launch

Complaints about funding Sanders’ new organization with billionaire money led to key staffers quitting before the much anticipated launch this week

Early this morning, multiple mainstream media sources reported that digital director Kenneth Pennington and at least four others from a team of 15 had quit the new Our Revolution organization led by Vermont senator Bernie Sanders. The main reason given by an unnamed staffer was that Jeff Weaver, the top aid to the Sanders presidential campaign, was not heeding to the cries of the younger generation within the campaign to stay away from billionaire and corporate money. Weaver is said to have caused quite the dissent by younger staffers throughout the presidential campaign as well by acting dismissive and curt for months. Jane Sanders had reportedly asked Weaver to take on a greater role in Our Revolution last Friday, which began the turmoil the organization is now seeing.

The unnamed staffer told Politico that they had joined Our Revolution with a promise from Bernie and Jane Sanders, and executive director Shannon Jackson, that Jeff Weaver would not be in charge of the organization.

Staffer Claire Sandberg, who had been the digital organizing director of the campaign as well as being the organizing director of the Our Revolution organization, said her entire department of four left:

“A majority of the staff quit as a result of Jeff joining. It’s about both the fundraising and the spending: Jeff would like to take big money from rich people including billionaires and spend it on ads. That’s the opposite of what this campaign and this movement are supposed to be about and after being very firm and raising alarm the staff felt that we had no choice but to quit.”

The taking of billionaire and corporate money is arguably the worst move the organization could make due to the fact that Sanders’ entire presidential campaign was built on small donor contributions and condemning corporate contributions to Hillary’s campaign via super PACs with the help of the controversial Citizens United law.

100-Page Report Shows Staggering Evidence of Election Fraud in Democratic Primary

A recent report from Election Justice USA shows as many as 184 delegates were stolen from Bernie Sanders due to election fraud in the Democratic Primary

While it’s unclear whether the super delegates would have voted for Sanders, the EJUSA report does make one thing clear: Bernie Sanders won the majority of pledged delegates in the Democratic Primary at 2030 to Hillary Clinton’s 2021.

These numbers were arrived at by EJUSA’s intensive research and verification into claims of voter suppression, unintended party affiliation changes, heavy voter purging, and registrations never being honored by the Board of Elections in various counties throughout the U.S. during the Democratic Primary. In some cases, signatures were even forged on party affiliation documents and evidence of computer hacking being involved has come to light.

In the following excerpt from the executive summary of the report, EJUSA explains how as many as 184 delegates should have gone to Sanders:

Election Justice USA has established an upper estimate of 184 pledged delegates lost by Senator Bernie Sanders as a consequence of specific irregularities and instances of fraud. Adding these delegates to Senator Sanders’ pledged delegate total and subtracting the same number from Hillary Clinton’s total would more than erase the 359 pledged delegate gap between the two candidates. EJUSA established the upper estimate through exit polling data, statistical analysis by precinct size, and attention to the details of Democratic proportional awarding of national delegates. Even small changes in vote shares in critical states like Massachusetts and New York could have substantially changed the media narrative surrounding the primaries in ways that would likely have had far reaching consequences for Senator Sanders’ campaign.

For the executive summary and the full report, please visit Election Justice USA’s Facebook page regarding the issue. For posterity, we made a backup of the report as well. The original location of the report is on google drive.

WATCH: Bernie Sanders Officially Placed In Nomination For Roll Call Vote

The Sanders campaign spokesperson Michael Briggs confirmed today that Bernie will be placed in nomination for a roll-call vote

After a moment of unease during Bernie Sanders opening speech to delegates today urging support for Democratic rival Hillary Clinton, a hot mic captured Jane Sanders words that rang music to Berners’ ears:

They don’t know that your name is being put in nomination, that’s the concern.

Campaign spokesperson Michael Briggs later confirmed that Bernie is indeed being placed in the roll-call vote for nomination.

Watch the video of Jane Sanders on the hot mic below:

Leaked DNC Documents Prove Offers of Bribery From Staffers

Leaked documents showing bribes in the form of donations circulating between DNC officials in April could raise legal questions for a party already in turmoil]

Emails and documents contained in the Wikileaks release suggest that top DNC officials were planning on handing out political positions in return for donations, essentially a circle of bribery happening at the top of the Democratic party.

Ken Boehm, the chairman of the National Legal and Policy Center, a government watchdog group, has issued a warning to the Democratic National Committee via The Daily Caller:

“The disclosed DNC emails sure look like the potential Clinton Administration has intertwined the appointments to federal government boards and commissions with the political and fund raising operations of the Democratic Party. That is unethical, if not illegal.”

This news is among a series of reports of cronyism and election rigging against Bernie Sanders and in favor of Hillary Clinton within emails between DNC staffers that were released through Wikileaks on Friday.

The emails regarding appointing of federal political positions started with an email chain in April where the DNC’s national finance director, Jordan Kaplan, asked other staffers to provide the names of donors to be appointed. Kaplan wrote on April 20,

“Last call for boards and commissions. If you have someone, send to [DNC finance chief of staff Scott] Comer – full name, city, state, email and phone number. Send as many as you want, just don’t know how many people will get to.”

To which Scott Comer followed up with,

“Any folks who you’d like to be considered to be on the board of (for example) USPS, NEA, NEH. Basically anyone who has a niche interest and might like to serve on the board of one of these orgs. I should say, though, that the likelihood of landing a spot on ones as prestigious as NEA/USPS is unlikely. It’s much more likely they’ll get something like ‘President’s Commission on the Celebration of Women in American History.’ (no shade to women) But when you submit your names, we don’t need specific designations.”

Boehn told The Daily Caller that this is strong evidence of a quid pro quo.

For a more thorough and investigative analysis of the email chain, see Leaked DNC Documents Show Plans To Reward Big Donors With Federal Appointments at The Daily Caller by Chuck Ross.

UPDATE: These emails prove that the DNC actually violated federal laws regarding elections.

Debbie Wasserman Schultz Officially Resigns As DNC Chairwoman

In a statement released through CNN, Debbie Wasserman Schultz officially announced her resignation as Democratic Party leader

After a treasure trove of emails between Democratic party head staffers showed a clear bias towards Hillary Clinton and attempts to undermine Bernie Sanders campaign, Schultz did the honorable thing and resigned as party leader. Too bad it is too late; the damage has already been done.

From CNN,

Wasserman Schultz announced her resignation in a statement Sunday afternoon, saying she remains committed to seeing Clinton elected president. She talked with both President Barack Obama and Clinton before making her announcement.
“Going forward, the best way for me to accomplish those goals is to step down as Party Chair at the end of this convention,” Wasserman Schultz said in her statement.
“As Party Chair, this week I will open and close the Convention and I will address our delegates about the stakes involved in this election not only for Democrats, but for all Americans,” she said. “We have planned a great and unified Convention this week and I hope and expect that the DNC team that has worked so hard to get us to this point will have the strong support of all Democrats in making sure this is the best convention we have ever had.”

Bernie Sanders consequently released a statement saying,

“[Wasserman Schultz] has made the right decision for the future of the Democratic Party. While she deserves thanks for her years of service, the party now needs new leadership that will open the doors of the party and welcome in working people and young people,” Sanders said. “The party leadership must also always remain impartial in the presidential nominating process, something which did not occur in the 2016 race.”

Between obvious actions of election fraud and atrocious underbelly tactics against Sanders via media silence, spin, and smear, the Democratic party showed they never intended on allowing Bernie Sanders to become the presidential nominee.

The bias has most Sanders supporters furious with the party and threatening to leave if he does not become president, some already doing so. Most supporters have stuck with Sanders into his contested convention, but since early 2015 super delegates had already mostly pledged their allegiance to the United States of Hillary. That may change now.

Immediately following Schultz’s resignation, Hillary Clinton sent an email to the DNC saying Debbie will be campaigning with her in Florida. Clinton also said Wasserman Schultz will serve as “honorary chair” of her campaign’s 50-state program to help elect Democrats around the country.

Debbie Wasserman Schultz Loses Speaking Spot At Democratic Convention Over Leaked Emails

The unprecedented 20k email leak of the DNC has left Debbie Wasserman Schultz in more than a bind on the eve of the Democratic National Convention. Even the Washington Post has accepted the authenticity of the emails (how could they not with such a large amount of data?) and is calling this Schultz’s worst week in Washington.

What’s worse for Debbie is Bernie Sanders saying flat out (for the what’th time now?) to CNN that she should resign as chairwoman:

“I don’t think she is qualified to be the chair of the DNC not only for these awful emails, which revealed the prejudice of the DNC, but also because we need a party that reaches out to working people and young people, and I don’t think her leadership style is doing that.”

Today, after two days of controversy surrounding the DNC emails, it was announced via Washington correspondent Jeff Zeleny’s Twitter account that Schultz would not be speaking at the convention, which is probably the worst possible thing that could have happened to her this entire election season — after all, she is the chairwoman of the party.

Sanders Campaign Calls for DNC Accountability Over Hillary Favoritism

“We have an electoral process. The DNC, by its charter, is required to be neutral among the candidates. Clearly it was not,” Jeff Weaver said.

Jeff Weaver, Bernie Sanders campaign manager, expressed to ABC News the campaign’s disappointment at the Democratic National Committee for favoring Hillary Clinton throughout the Democratic primary as seen in the recent Wikileaks email leak on Friday.

Weaver also disclosed his surprise that nobody within the DNC had made any effort to reach out to him regarding the email leak and what was enclosed in the documents. Already, however, a top staffer DNC CFO Brad Marshall, apologized for conspiring to use Bernie Sanders’ religious beliefs against him in the states of West Virginia and Kentucky during Clinton campaigning in those states. This, among many other emails between top DNC staffers, proves collusion to undermine the Sanders campaign for presidency while party leader Debbie Wasserman-Schultz and other top staffers told the public they were entirely neutral and that no favoritism had taken place.

He went on to explain that it’s most likely Wasserman-Schultz who was ultimately responsible for this sort of behavior:

“We are trying to build unity for the fall to beat Donald Trump and Debbie Wasserman Schultz is a figure of disunity in the party, not a figure of unity,” Weaver added. Weaver and the DNC chairwoman have tangled often during this campaign cycle. Asked specifically whether she should resign, Weaver responded, “She should consider what her options are.”

Weaver said that he was surprised that no one with the party had reached out to him, “given the conduct that was disclosed” in the emails. Several of the emails showed that DNC staff called Weaver names including “a liar.”

Several members of Sanders staff have expressed specific outrage over the emails, which seemed to suggest attacking the senator’s religion. Sanders’ former Iowa State Director Robert Becker told ABC News that it showed “a total lack of decency.”

Hillary Clinton had raised support from hundreds of super delegates over a year ago, long before the primaries had started and before she even started campaigning, which has been a topic of contention from the Sanders camp since super delegates don’t actually vote until July 25th, the first day of the Democratic Convention. On Monday, the convention will start and is a contested convention, meaning neither candidate received enough pledged delegates to win the nomination and will rely on superdelegates to make the final decision.

WATCH: Lee Camp, Wikileaks Prove Democratic Primary Was Rigged By DNC

Over 20,000 newly leaked Clinton emails from Wikileaks and Lee Camp’s Redacted Tonight round up of important evidence of election fraud prove the DNC sabotaged Bernie Sanders

Amidst multiple lawsuits against the DNC mounting up, Wikileaks latest Clinton email leak and Lee Camp’s election fraud evidence round-up prove that the Democratic National Convention has rigged the Democratic Primary in Hillary Clinton’s favor. To anyone that values democracy, the worst part about this is the fact that the mainstream media refuses to give the story any real coverage.

Wikileaks’ recent release has already been analyzed by a few media outlets. From the Observer,

“In its recent leak of 20,000 DNC emails from January 2015 to May 2016, DNC staff discuss how to deal with Bernie Sanders’ popularity as a challenge to Clinton’s candidacy. Instead of treating Sanders as a viable candidate for the Democratic ticket, the DNC worked against him and his campaign to ensure Clinton received the nomination.”

That means the party was intentionally working against its own candidate Bernie Sanders and your vote really didn’t matter if you were a Democrat voter this season.

The Hill goes on to explain how the emails prove that top officials worked hard to undermine Sander’s campaign for presidency:

One of Camp’s most important points is that all of the discrepancy in voter tallies between exit polls and machine data happened ONLY in the Democratic primary and not the Republican primary. An apt question comes to mind: How is this not evidence of election fraud?

To see a list of all of Camp’s points from the following video, see: Lee Camp’s Requiem for a Stolen Primary Election

Watch Lee Camp’s overview of 2016 Democratic Primary election fraud video below:

Lee Camp’s Requiem for a Stolen Primary Election

Lee Camp’s Requiem for a Stolen Primary Election

RT’s Redacted Tonight released a quick list of all the ways the election was stolen. Lee Camp

1. A Standford paper showed that exit polls didn’t match up with voter machine tallies

2. The voter machine/exit poll discrepency happened ONLY on the democratic side and not the republican primaries

3. Voter machine/exit poll discrepency ONLY happened in states where there was no paper trail

3. The mainstream media refuses to cover election fraud evidence, even after Camp’s hastag #exitpollgate goes viral

4. A second Stanford paper shows discrepency between pre-election polls vs. voter machine tallies

5. Pre-election poll/voter machine discrepencies only happened in states where there was no paper trail and only in the Democratic primary, not the Republican

6. Counterpunch proves Hillary Clinton did best in states where voting machines flunked hacking tests (Counterpunch)

7. In Arizona, polling locations were cut down by from 200 to 60 causing people to wait in line for hours just to vote. This only happened in districts that were more likely to vote for Bernie Sanders.

8. Puerto Rico had the same problem as Arizona.

9. In Brooklyn, NY more than 120,000 voters were purged for no apparent reason. The Board of Elections said it was an error, and the source of the error Diane Haslett-Rudiano was suspended without pay for skipping required steps when cleaning voter records

10. In Chicago, multiple witnesses at the voting machine audit said the machines were overcounting for hillary, but the auditors were lying to make the numbers fit. When they brought this to the Chicago BOE, they got nowhere. (Inquisitor)

11. In California, poll workers were instructed to give out provisional ballots to anyone registered as NPP (No Party Preference) on election day. Isn’t that odd? According to investigative journalist Greg Palast, provisional ballots are like “placebo ballots” since they rarely actually count — they’re either never counted or counted way after election day. That means even if Bernie actually won the California primary, it wouldn’t matter because July 25th has already come and gone and the election is over.

12. Fractional voting, in voting machines, treats votes like fractions and adds non-existent votes to whoever gets more votes and isn’t true voting to begin with

13. Guccifer 2.0 leaks showing collusion between Hillary Clinton and the DNC

14. Google manipulating search results to help the Hillary campaign