There is a big pile of data recently released by Wikileaks on the inner workings the Democratic National Committee. Wikileaks did not curate the emails beyond making them searchable and seperating the attachments and emails marked as spam. The mainstream press has gotten a few stories from the email trove, but avoided discussing their culpability in the sometimes criminal behavior and election fraud outlined therein.
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Party conventions long ago ceased to be places where platforms are decided, decisions are made or votes are cast. Everything material that a party does is meaningless at a convention because the real decisions made by real power brokers happened already. Conventions are media events designed to boost a candidate and create “momentum” enough to keep the public from being fatigued by another three months of speeches full of promises that will never be kept. Well, that is the normal case.