A progressive group collected more than 26,000 signatures in five days demanding Debbie Wasserman Schultz be removed as chair of the Democratic National Committee, contending she “has tried in other ways to minimize competition for her candidate, Hillary Clinton. She has done this by scheduling very few primary debates, and scheduling them at times of low TV viewing. The group contends this is hurting the Democrats’ odds of winning in 2016:
“The results, thus far, have been bad from the perspective of Wasserman Schultz’s own party, including domination of the media’s extensive election coverage by the other big party. Another result has been reduced exposure for the Democratic candidate polling strongest against Republican rivals, Bernie Sanders,” said RootsAction.org cofounder Jeff Cohen.
The DNC and Obama White House will ignore this petition, of course. So the question for these grassroots progressives is… what are they really willing to do to object to this or force a more competitive primary process?