Can someone let an non-US guy know what they are and how they may affect the Presidential race?
Most Helpful Girl
I won't go too much into it because I am not a Democrat, therefore I'm completely too biased to give you my true feelings. But the leaks show various corrupt acts executed by important individuals in the DNC to manipulate things in order for Mrs Clinton to win the nomination for president.
If proven to be true, it could sway the public to support a different nominee for president. To me, it illustrates exactly what Donald Trump was railing against within his own party. Corruption and manipulation to keep things as unfair and corrupt as they already are.4
Most Helpful Guy
The emails show:
1. The leaders of the Democratic Party, which is also the party of current President Obama, wanted Hillary Clinton to beat Bernie Sanders for the party's nomination when they theoretically should have been impartial. The party leader suggested "dirt" for Clinton to use against Sanders.
2. The Clinton campaign, with the knowledge of Democratic Party leadership, paid individuals to support Hillary and bash Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders on social media.
3. The Democratic Party leadership colluded with the national media, telling them what information to run and when, and whether to be hard or easy on guests or other public figures in order to make Hillary Clinton look good and Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders look bad. Significant members of the national media revealed themselves to be complicit by acknowledging the Democratic leadership's requests.
4. The Democratic Party leadership colluded with the national media to support protests at Donald Trump rallies. They filled out the protests with their own interns to make them look bigger.
5. Despite the Democratic Party being a party that tries to portray itself as inclusive of all demographic, the emails reveal derogatory language about minorities and gays.
Those are the major things I am aware of. Obviously conspiring to elect a candidate when you are supposed to be impartial doesn't speak well for the Democratic Party's respect for the democratic process. It also put Bernie Sanders in a position where he chose to publicly support Hillary Clinton, even knowing the party conspired against him, angering many of his supporters. Also, many people already feel the media is biased or bought, and the collusion evident in the emails is only going to enhance that perception.
As a minor point, national security is a major issue for Americans, and the fact that the Democratic Party's email could be hacked, makes them look weak on that front.
The overarching issue is simply that a very large number of people do not trust Hillary Clinton and the system she is a part of, and just over three months away from the election the emails reinforce the belief that they are right not to do so.4