Buzzfeed - Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders’s campaign threatened to take the Democratic National Committee to federal court for barring aides from accessing voter data collected and compiled by the campaign.
Sanders campaign manager Jeff Weaver railed against the DNC for its “inappropriate reaction,” and accused the committee of denying the campaign access to its own voter information.
“We are announcing today that if the DNC continues to hold our campaign hostage, we will be in federal court this afternoon seeking immediate relief,” he said.
The threat comes after the DNC penalized the Sanders campaign for gaining access to Hillary Clinton’s private voter data information.
The campaign aide who briefly accessed Clinton’s files was immediately fired after the incident.
Weaver added that the Sanders campaign would seek a complete audit of the DNC’s operations from the beginning of campaigning through the present. Such a probe would include a similar data breach in August which resulted in exposed data from the Sanders campaign.
“I would like to see another instance where a presidential campaign was locked out of its own volunteer data,” Weaver said.