The Bern’s campaign threatened to take the Democratic National Committee to federal court, after the DNC removed Sanders’ access to a voter database.
It all started when the DNC removed Sanders’ access to a crucial voter database, claiming that the Senator’s campaign took advantage of a software glitch to inappropriately gain access to Hillary Clinton’s collection of voter information.
"The DNC, in an inappropriate overreaction, has denied us access to our own data.In other words, the leadership of the Democratic National Committee is actively trying to undermine our campaign.. If they hold our data hostage, we will be in federal court this afternoon seeking immediate relief."
According to Weaver, the problem dates back to earlier this fall:
"We were very concerned that large amounts of our own data was being downloaded and we contacted the DNC to remedy the situation.We talked to them and we were assured that this was going to be taken care of. But apparently they are not competent in terms of maintaining the security of their data between the campaigns."
However, DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz told a different story to CNN, claiming they suspended Sanders’ campaign access as a way of safeguarding the voting data.
"That is the only way that we can make sure that we can protect our significant asset that is the voter file and its integrity…[Sander’s campaign] not only viewed it, but they exported it and they downloaded it. We don't know the depth of what they actually viewed and downloaded. We have to make sure that they did not manipulate the information."
Seems like this scandal is perfectly timed before the Democratic debate tomorrow.
Is it a fake or real scandal?
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