Throughout the campaign, Bernie Sanders and his supporters have claimed that the Democratic National Committee had it in for the venerable socialist from Vermont and was tilted toward Hillary Clinton. The DNC and the Clinton Campaign have vigorously denied the allegation, but now WikiLeaks has released some emails hacked from the DNC that suggests otherwise, just in time for the Democratic National Convention.

One email, for example, suggested planting stories that the Sanders Campaign was “a mess.”

Another email mulled a plan to question Sanders’ religious faith.

Sanders was born Jewish, but some doubt exists about the extent of how much of a practicing Jew he is. The plan was to spread the rumor that Sanders is an atheist. Polling data suggests that Americans are disinclined to vote for someone who does not believe in God. Of course, the same polling also notes that avowed socialists are unpopular as well.

To be sure, Sanders made his own missteps when it came to campaigning. He publicly refused to raise the email server scandal as an issue. The scandal would have raised questions about Hillary Clinton’s judgment, veracity, and fitness to serve in public office.

The Sanders people are unhappy already because their candidate had offered a tepid endorsement of Hillary Clinton. They are doubly unhappy that Clinton has chosen to defy them by selecting a relative centrist in the form of Sen. Tim Kaine as her running mate and not Elizabeth Warren or Sanders himself.

What Sanders supporters intend to do about it is an open question. Rumors abound about unrest and demonstrations planned for the Democratic National Convention in an attempt to disrupt Clinton’s coronation.

Sanders people have a number of options for the general election. They can vote for Jill Stein, the Green Party candidate. They can stay home. Some might even vote for Donald Trump, the Republican Party nominee, on the theory that he too is an insurgent against the wealthy and powerful, even though he is both of those things. Trump has gleefully taken to Twitter to suggest that very course of action.

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