There isn’t a great deal of trust between the Democratic Party establishment and the constituents for whom they work.
This lack of faith has manifested itself in a number of ways in 2020, as conspiracy theories continue to flourish online and spread via social media. The left is understandably concerned that their electoral process could be corrupted once again, as it was by Hillary Clinton’s collusion with the DNC in 2016.
In the current contest, the target appears to be the same: Bernie Sanders, the Vermont Senator who is almost certain to win the New Hampshire primary this week.
If he doesn’t pull out the win in his neighboring state, at least one liberal pundit believes that this would be a sign of someone “rigging” the primary process.
Left-wing populist Michael Tracey says if Mayor Pete Buttigieg of South Bend, Indiana, wins the New Hampshire Democrat primary this week, it will have been a “rigged” process.
During an exclusive interview with SiriusXM Patriot’s Breitbart News Tonight, Tracey said he has been on the ground in New Hampshire and spoken with undecided voters who are now leaning towards Buttigieg after he won the Iowa Democrat Caucus in a highly-criticized process.
Tracey didn’t mince his words.
“I still encounter, here and there, undecided voters who say that they are leaning towards Pete or have said that to me in the past several weeks … and I think what they needed really to have their support solidified was some kind of spark. And Iowa pretty apparently provided that spark,” Tracey said.
“And so it wouldn’t shock me at all if he ended up winning New Hampshire on Tuesday and if he does win New Hampshire on Tuesday, it will be … I use the word ‘rigged’ intentionally,” Tracey continued. “And saying the word ‘rigged,’ I don’t necessarily mean that there was some smoke-filled room in Des Moines where Democrat Party brokers got together and said, ‘Hey, we’re going to manipulate the caucus to help Pete.’ But … the scale of the malfeasance and the corruption and the incompetence, whatever combination of those factors was responsible for creating the outcome in Iowa that occurred, it gives the impression of being rigged.”
Bernie Sanders’ supporters have been extremely paranoid during this election cycle, with a number of staffers from his various campaign offices threatening violence should their candidate be cheated again.