Emails have leaked showing that the inner circle of Democrats in charge of the party were supporting Hillary, and some had discussed how to stop Bernie from getting the nomination.
It’s true that Hillary spent years cultivating support among Democrats (which is what you’re supposed to do if you’re running for President). All the leaders of the party were in favor of her.
Bernie comes along and decides to run and changes into a Democrat from an independent. The insiders are kind of upset about that (as probably any group would be if someone who was never a member suddenly joined and announced that he wanted to take the group over).
They talked bad about him in private emails and otherwise discussed campaign strategy, because they were worried that if he got the nomination, they would lose in November. (I disagree with their analysis, but you can understand why they think that way.) One staffer even discussed attacking him for being an atheist.
Now, I’ve talked bad about people in private emails, too. Everyone does. Glad no one sees them. Nothing illegal about that.
However, I have seen nothing to say that they “fixed” the primaries as some of the Bernie people are saying. Were they pro-Hillary? Of course. Did they do political stuff to try to get the nomination for her? Yes, this is politics. Politics happens in politics.
Having the people in power support someone you disagree with does not make an election “fixed.”
Further, it doesn’t look like anyone did anything other than talk. There was no attack on Bernie about religion, for instance.
Part of the problem comes from people who don’t really understand politics. I’ve railed against Bernie supporters who don’t know the voting laws (but think they do), who don’t realize that Superdelegates aren’t “illegal”, who don’t comprehend that the way a party chooses its candidate does not have to be open to the public.
Wasserman-Schulz should still resign over this (EDIT: And she did, a few hours after I posted this. I am mighty!) This is not the image the Democrats want. The party leadership should be neutral during primaries. But it’s not illegal. (I’ll bet the RNC emails are even worse, as they really didn’t want Trump to get the nomination.)
I’m willing to look at any evidence that says that something illegal occurred. Haven’t seen it yet.