From Right Scoop: Chaos has visited the Democrat party, and I’m enjoying every second of it. Earlier today it was reported that the Democratic National Committee had suspended the Bernie Sanders campaign from using their voter data because there was a breach that they took advantage of.
Well now, the Berninator is SUING the Dems!!! Yes!! LOVE IT!!!
Bernie Sanders’ campaign on Friday sued the Democratic National Committee for suspending its access to the national voter database, saying the move threatens to undermine the Vermont senator’s presidential run.
Even as the campaign admitted its staffers had inappropriately reviewed and saved Hillary Clinton campaign data made available as a result of a software error, it emphatically accused the DNC of sabotage and of blatantly favoring Clinton.
“The leadership of the Democratic National Committee is now actively attempting to undermine our campaign. This is unacceptable,” Sanders’ campaign manager Jeff Weaver said on the eve of the third Democratic debate. “Individual leaders of the DNC can support Hillary Clinton in any way they want, but they are not going to sabotage our campaign — one of the strongest grassroots campaigns in modern history.”
The suit argues that the party is denying the campaign access to its voter data in violation of a contract governing the use of the information. The campaign contends this freeze is an illegal overreaction to the episode.
“The suspension or termination of the Campaign’s access was undertaken without contractual cause, and in contravention of the Agreement’s termination protocols,” the suit says.
“The DNC may not suspend the Campaign’s access to critical Voter Data out of haste or desperation to clean up after the DNC’s own mistakes,” the complaint adds.
Why do they care so much about the use of the data? There are pivotal primary votes coming up and the Bernie campaign really needs to use the data to make it’s “get out the vote” efforts much more efficient. This is basically CRIPPLING their campaign if they can’t get their hands on that data!!
Here’s how Politico explained the breach:
At issue is a revelation that Sanders’ digital director Josh Uretsky — likely along with other staffers — took advantage of a software error this week by political data technology company NGP VAN that allowed them to see the voter file that contains vital information used by campaigns to identify and monitor voters and potential supporters.
That dude is now looking for another job, and his former socialist boss is freaaaaking out!! And the media is barely reporting on it….
Josh Uretsky, the now ex-Sanders staffer fired over the voter database breach, just did this interview with me: https://t.co/9qppznUpRa
— Steve Kornacki (@SteveKornacki) December 18, 2015