A Democratic U.S. Senate candidate from Iowa is alleging that Hillary Clinton cheated at the second Democratic presidential debate earlier this month.
Candidate Tom Fiegen claims that the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton worked together to stack the deck, and make sure she came out with a win under her belt. Fiegen has endorsed Hillary’s chief rival, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, for the Democratic presidential nomination.
Fiegen claims that DNC officials actively stuffed the room with Hillary Clinton supporters, in order to ensure she would get bigger applause and more favorable audience reaction.
But Fiegen isn’t the only one claiming that there’s funny business going on in the Democratic Party.
Former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley, who is also running for President, claims that the number of debates, and their timing, is a direct result of the DNC attempting to “circle the wagons” around Hillary.
“Four debates and only four debates — we are told, not asked — before voters in our earliest states make their decision,” said Mr. O’Malley, back in August. “This sort of rigged process has never been attempted before.”
The debates have also been slammed for their poor scheduling. The most recent debate was held on a Saturday night at 9pm Eastern, historically a “death slot” for TV networks, due to the small number of Americans tuned in.
Hillary was narrowly seen, by some, as the winner of the first two debates. But she also made controversial statements that could haunt her in a general election. In the first debate, she proudly claimed that her “biggest enemies are Republicans.” In the second debate, she ridiculously excused her famously cozy Wall Street ties as being a thank you for all of her help after the 9/11. She also was slammed by Republicans for refusing to utter the words “Islamic terrorism.”
But with Hillary out-polling both of her rivals, it’s clear the Democrats want to limit her exposure as much as possible, to not rock the boat. To the detriment of the American people.