Bernie Sanders holds a double digit lead in New Hampshire against Hillary Clinton in the 2016 Democrat Presidential race, so it shouldn’t be any surprise that Hillary is using the Democratic National Committee to go after the Vermont Senator.
After claiming a glitch allowed the Sanders campaign to access Clinton data for roughly a half hour recently, the DNC said it would be suspending the campaign’s access to voter information files just weeks away from the start of voting in Iowa and New Hampshire.
Sanders is considering a lawsuit against the organization…
Former Dem candidate Jim Webb blasted the DNC, writing on Facebook “Good for Bernie. The DNC is nothing more than an arm for the Clinton campaign.”
According to The Hill:
“Bernie Sanders’s campaign says it notified the Democratic National Committee months ago of glitches in the party’s voter file that made sensitive information available to rivals, well before Sanders fired a staffer who accessed information from front-runner Hillary Clinton’s campaign, according to a report by ABC News.
Michael Briggs, a Sanders campaign spokesman, told ABC News that the “vendor who runs the DNC’s voter file program continues to make serious errors” and that the “the firewall between the data of different Democratic campaigns” has failed “on more than one occasion.”
“Our campaign months ago alerted the DNC to the fact that campaign data was being made available to other campaigns. At that time our campaign did not run to the media, relying instead on assurances from the vendor,” Sanders campaign spokesman Michael Briggs told ABC News.
All three Democratic candidates have access to the DNC’s voter file. It acts as a two-way street, allowing candidates to rely on the party’s data to help target voters while also sharing campaign specific data with the party. While the party is able to see the master file, candidates are not supposed to be able to access data obtained by their rivals.
It also lays out the stipulations for Sanders to regain access to the voter file: “until the DNC is provided with a full accounting of whether or not this information was used and the way in which it was disposed.”