A new email released by WikiLeaks shows that the Clinton campaign believes that President Obama was guilty of committing voter fraud during his 2008 primary battle with Hillary Clinton.
The email chain from May of 2015 suggests that then-Senator Obama’s presidential campaign “flooded the caucuses with ineligible voters” during the 2008 primaries. The email also sought support for James Lyons and Michael Driver, a pair of lawyers close to the Clintons, to organize lawyers for “caucus protection” to prevent the same fraud during the 2016 race.
“I met with Jim and Mike in Denver. They are both old friends of the Clintons and have lots of experience,” Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta wrote to Marlon Marshall, and aid to Hillary. “They are reliving the 08 caucuses where they believe the Obama forces flooded the caucuses with ineligible voters. They want to organize lawyers for caucus protection, election protection and to raise hard $.”
The campaign was likely concerned that an insurgent campaign could use the same illegal tactics that the 2008 Obama campaign used.