Doug Jones, holding the Senate seat that Jeff Bezos and his Washington Post got for the Dems, really seems to want to go out in a blaze of electoral incompetence and pointless political infighting. Hey, they have to beat Republicans in something.
The fight for control of the Alabama Democratic Party between Sen. Doug Jones (D) and Nancy Worley, the current head of the party, has revived painful allegations of racial discrimination, never far from the surface in a state at the heart of the battle for civil rights — even though both Jones and Worley are white and their chief allies are black.
So it’s Dem business as usual with white lefties accusing each other of racism while using black people as human shields.
The dispute has even roped in Tom Perez, the chairman of the Democratic National Committee (DNC), who has withheld money meant to build up the state party and threatened to leave Alabama’s delegation out of next year’s party convention in Milwaukee. Legal costs have decimated the state party’s campaign coffers, just a year before Jones faces reelection.
Why bother just losing an election, when you can really lose it?
If Worley decides to run for chair at her own meeting two weeks later, two different candidates may declare themselves the rightful chairs of the Alabama Democratic Party — less than a year before Jones is on the ballot.
Reed’s group, the Alabama Democratic Conference (ADC), has been fighting with another group of black activists, the New South Coalition (NSC), since the 1980s, Whitmire said.
The national party has not approved Alabama’s delegate selection plan, which lays out how delegates awarded in the state’s March 3 presidential primary are allocated. Without a delegate allocation plan, the DNC’s convention credentials committee may not agree to seat the Alabamians who show up in Milwaukee claiming to represent their state.
If Worley does not back down, it is possible that two different people could claim to be chairman. A spokeswoman for Secretary of State John Merrill (R) declined to comment on the politics at play, but it is unclear which potential chair Merrill’s office would recognize.
Republicans will really have to step up their game to lose to this train wreck.
Not even the Washington Post and the richest man in the world may be able to rig the election for Doug Jones now.