December 21, 2015
By Stephanie West
New York, NY – For more than 24 hours, the Democratic National Committee cut off the Bernie Sanders campaign's access to its voter database, just weeks ahead of the crucial make-or-break contests in Iowa and New Hampshire.
It was a massive overreach in response to a data breach the Sanders campaign discovered and reported. Without its data, the campaign was crippled. Their ability to mobilize volunteers, talk with voters, and strategically fundraise was stifled.
The Sanders team got their data back after people contacted the DNC in cities throughout the nation. The campaign sued the DNC and thousands across the country commented on social media.
Many questioned whether the DNC was playing fair. It does appear that Bernie cannot count on the Democratic Party and must continue a grass roots campaign.