>Another email shows officials of the DNC – the governing body of the party that is supposedly neutral when it comes to Democratic candidates – using “us and them” language when referring to Sanders supporters.
>“We have the Sanders folks admitting that they lost fair and square, not because we ‘rigged’ anything,” the email said. “Clinton likely to win the state convention with a slim margin and we’ll send a release with final delegate numbers.”
>In an email that concerns Sanders out-polling Clinton in Rhode Island, one staffer takes a contemptuous tone of Sanders’ supporters and how state that reportedly only had a fraction of voting stations open, speaking about them more as a nuisance than an arm of the party.
>“If she outperforms this polling, the Bernie camp will go nuts and allege misconduct,” the staffer writes, “They’ll probably complain regardless, actually.”
>An email titled “Bernie narrative” sent by DNC National Press Secretary Mark Paustenbach to Communications Director Miranda Luis indicates that top officials in the party were trying to find an angle to disparage the Vermont senator in the media.
>“Wondering if there’s a good Bernie narrative for a story, which is that Bernie never ever had his act together, that his campaign was a mess,” Paustenbach wrote in the May 21 message. “Specifically, [Debbie Wasserman Schultz” had to call Bernie directly in order to get the campaign to do things because they’d either ignored or forgotten to something critical.”
>“It’s not a DNC conspiracy, it’s because they never had their act together,” the official suggested.