The Democratic National Committee (DNC) has reached an agreement with Senator Bernie Sanders’ (I-Vt.) campaign regarding access to its national voter files. This followed the Sanders campaign filing a lawsuit against the DNC after it suspended his campaign’s access to the data.
As the Huffington Post reports:
The DNC, which suspended Sanders’ access to the data after a campaign worker accessed confidential voter information from rival Hillary Clinton’s campaign this week, will lift the ban effective on Saturday, according to statements from Sanders and the DNC.
The deal was reached hours after the Sanders campaign accused the DNC in a lawsuit of causing it “substantial financial, reputational and political injury” with the suspension. Friday night’s agreement doesn’t end the lawsuit, according to a close person close to the situation.
Sanders’ campaign expressed that the lawsuit was the only reason the DNC backed down.
“Clearly, they were very concerned about their prospects in court,” said Sanders’ campaign manager, Jeff Weaver.
So it looks like the DNC and Bernie’s campaign have made up for now. But it has to have some in has camp thinking, if the DNC can show this sort of open hostility to him, maybe should he run as an independent.