Last night, David Axelrod said the DNC’s action against the Bernie Sanders campaign made it look as if the party leadership was putting a finger on the scale in favor of Hillary Clinton.
The issue has been resolved:
— Life by the Creek (@lifebythecreek) December 19, 2015
— The Hill (@thehill) December 19, 2015
DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz announced the reinstatement:
Here's more information on what we and the Sanders campaign have agreed on, and what our next steps are: https://t.co/g0OPDCiski
— D Wasserman Schultz (@DWStweets) December 19, 2015
Part of the statement from the DNC:
“The Sanders campaign has now complied with the DNC’s request to provide the information that we have requested of them. Based on this information, we are restoring the Sanders campaign’s access to the voter file, but will continue to investigate to ensure that the data that was inappropriately accessed has been deleted and is no longer in possession of the Sanders campaign. The Sanders campaign has agreed to fully cooperate with the continuing DNC investigation of this breach. The fact that data was accessed inappropriately is completely unacceptable, and the DNC expects each campaign to operate with integrity going forward with respect to the voter file.
Former Obama adviser David Axelrod says the DNC did the right thing:
— David Axelrod (@davidaxelrod) December 19, 2015
The DNC certainly didn’t want this to be an issue during the debate tonight. But maybe they scheduled their debates when they knew not many people would be watching for just such an emergency.