So, basically the Clintons rescued the DNC via their Victory Fund—Bernie had one too but chose not to use it—because of mismanagement by DWS and lack of support by Obama and that equals rigged. Frankly, I remember when Hillary was raked over the coals for criticizing the DNC data infrastructure before she came on. DNC “insiders” jumped down her throat for that, but it sure sounds like she wasn’t wrong about the issue based on reading this.
So, my question is what exactly was rigged? Is the problem that the Clinton team financed a deeply mismanaged organization? What would Donna have done differently if, say, DWS was fired in 2015 and she found the organization had no money? Would things have been rigged if Bernie had utilized his Victory Fund to help the DNC too? And, if things were so rigged, why was it party controlled caucuses that Bernie did so well in?
Personally, I think it sucks that DWS mismanaged things, but I put the onus on Obama ultimately. Congress people asked Obama to dump her in 2014, but he refused. That decision was fateful, but I see zero evidence that it changed any votes during the primary. In fact, I think Bernie’s fight with DWS helped him more than hurt him. Ultimately, he is more influential now than she is and ever was—a good thing.