Willie Wilson, Candidate for Democratic Presidential Nomination in 2016, Sues Democratic National Committee

Willie Lee Wilson of Illinois was one of the candidates who sought the Democratic presidential nomination in 2016. He lives in Chicago and is African-American. He gained a spot on the Democratic presidential primary ballots in nine states, and tried in other states. He was handicapped in that process, and in his campaign, because the national Democratic Party told him he was not a “sanctioned” candidate. However, the party never explained its basis for that decision.

On April 19, 2017, he sued the Democratic national committee in U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C. The case has moved slowly. On January 2, 2018, U.S. District Court Judge Trevor McFadden, a Trump appointee, granted him permission to amend his Complaint. The original Complaint is here.


Willie Wilson, Candidate for Democratic Presidential Nomination in 2016, Sues Democratic National Committee — 6 Comments

  1. One more reason to abolish the ENTIRE Electoral College mess.

    Uniform definition of Elector-Voter in ALL of the USA.

    PR and nonpartisan AppV — with serious candidates

  2. @LQ, If there were no electoral college, the president would be chosen by popular vote (or perhaps by Congress). In either case, there would be no reason to choose nominees in some arcane party-controlled, quasi-public process.

    Look at Russia, France, and Brazil, other democracies with popular election of their president.

  3. The trend for nomination problems for top nominees in Presidential elections (and gubernatorial) will be that problems continue to grow every year.

    We may not be able to sue for solutions, instead we organize as the people, for whom the government serves.

    The United Coalition of Candidates is able to work with multiple candidates from multiple political parties (and Independents) and the ranked choice voting system for multi-winners works fine thanks to the pure proportional representation.

    Pluralists will still throw everything at proportionalists to set road blocks and to keep the status quo entrenched within all political parties as long as pluralism psychology allowed.

    The United Coalition has been using pure proportional representation (PR) correctly for more than twenty-three consecutive years and PR works fine.


  4. The Union winning gerrymander hacks in 1865-1866 kept the rotted to the core Electoral College —

    regardless of the about 750,000 DEAD in Civil WAR 1 in 1861-1865 —

    directly due to the 39 percent minority rule election of Prez Lincoln in 1860.

    How many minority rule Prez since 1789 ???

    Will the current minority rule Prez openly cause Civil WAR 2 and/or World WAR 3 to happen — esp. via his/its mouth ???

    The HACKS are using ALL of the F-A-T-A-L defects/loopholes in constitutions

    — because that is what HACKS do — by definition.


    — with all sorts of killer-tyrants — leading to THE killer-tyrant Augustus Caesar.

    PR and AppV
    TOTAL separation of powers

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