Bernie Sanders Campaign Sues DNC To Regain Access To Voter Database

In this photo taken May 20, 2015, Democratic Presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., poses for a portrait before an interview with The Associated Press in Washington. For Democrats who had hoped to lure Ma... In this photo taken May 20, 2015, Democratic Presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., poses for a portrait before an interview with The Associated Press in Washington. For Democrats who had hoped to lure Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren into a presidential campaign, independent Sen. Bernie Sanders might be the next best thing. Sanders, who is opening his official presidential campaign Tuesday in Burlington, Vermont, aims to ignite a grassroots fire among left-leaning Democrats wary of Hillary Rodham Clinton. He is laying out an agenda in step with the party's progressive wing and compatible with Warren's platform _ reining in Wall Street banks, tackling college debt and creating a government-financed infrastructure jobs program. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin) MORE LESS
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WASHINGTON (AP) — The presidential campaign of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders has filed a lawsuit in federal court seeking to regain access to a Democratic National Committee voter database.

The DNC temporarily barred the campaign this week from the massive trove of voter information after Sanders’ staff improperly accessed data compiled by the campaign of rival Hillary Clinton.

The lawsuit says the campaign is now “sustaining irreparable injury and financial losses.”

Sanders campaign manager Jeff Weaver said earlier Friday the DNC was “taking our campaign hostage” by preventing it from accessing the data.

He threatened the lawsuit if the party didn’t back down.

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  1. Avatar for sj660 sj660 says:

    Shark jumped.

    Did they hire David Boies?

  2. Know who’s loving this?

    Drumpf, Cruz, the RNC, etc…

  3. I have GOT to see this pleading–Hey Judge, it’s true I noticed that the locker next to mine had a faulty lock, so I snooped around in there and took some pictures, and got caught. But now they won’t let me back in to the locker room!

  4. Way to go Bernie! Don’t let the DNC get away with this bush league garbage.

  5. Avatar for sj660 sj660 says:

    I hope their lawyers have heard of in pare delicto in equity.

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