The Lawyers representing Bernie Sanders supporters have confirmed they will be appealing against the Democrat National Convention decision to hand the nomination to Hillary Clinton.
Whilst Hurricane Irma heading towards her, one of the lead attorneys of the group, Miss Elizabeth Lee Beck of Miami-Dade County, drove to Atlanta to file the notice of appeal to the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals.
In the aforementioned suit, the lawyers representing the disenchanted Bernie supporters claim that the DNC's and Wasserman Schultz's actions were "intentional, willful, wanton, and malicious."
The stated that: "Defendants had actual knowledge of the wrongfulness of the conduct and the high probability that injury to the DNC Donor Class Plaintiffs, the Sanders Donor Class Plaintiffs, and members of the DNC Donor Class and the Sanders Donor Class would result and, despite that knowledge, intentionally pursued that course of conduct, resulting in injury."
The suit was filed right after the WikiLeaks release of the DNC emails which showed that the Democratic Party, then still led by Debbie Wasserman Schultz, was working closely with the Hillary Clinton campaign team to make sure she would be handed the nomination.
Mr Bruce Spica, a lawyer for the DNC, declared that the DNC is well within its rights if they want to choose a candidate during backroom negotiations, and is of course under no obligation to abide by its own charter, which states that the DNC shall exercise "impartiality and evenhandedness" when it comes to choosing presidential candidates or organizing campaigns.
Spiva said: "We could have voluntarily decided that, 'Look, we're gonna go into backrooms like they used to and smoke cigars and pick the candidate that way."
In one of the 20,000 emails which were released by Wikileaks three days before the start of the Democratic National Convention, Mr Brad Marshall, chief financial officer of the DNC stated about Bernie Sanders: "It might may no difference, but for KY and WVA can we get someone to ask his belief. Does he believe in a God. He had skated on saying he has a Jewish heritage. I think I read he is an atheist. This could make several points difference with my peeps. My Southern Baptist peeps would draw a big difference between a Jew and an atheist."