In 2017, a Florida judge dismissed a class-action lawsuit against the DNC brought by supporters of Senator Bernie Sanders over the handling of the 2016 presidential primary. The court ruled that the DNC is a private corporation and that voters cannot protect their rights by turning to the courts. The DNC asserted that the primary election belongs to the people who control the party, not the voters. DNC lawyers argued that the Democratic Party doesn’t owe anyone a fair process and that it has every right to disregard its own rules or interpret its rules how it wants because it is a private organization.

Both the Republican National Committee and the Democratic National Committee are private corporations and each have complete control over the business and activities of their organizations.

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