Friday, December 18, 2015

Bernie Sanders' campaign manager accuses Democratic National Committee of trying to sabotage the campaign with punishment over voter data breach.

The DNC said Friday the Sanders campaign won’t regain access until “the DNC is provided with a full accounting of whether or not this information was used and the way in which it was disposed.”

“That's why it is so troubling to see the DNC engage in such heavy-handed favoritism benefitting Hillary Clinton.”
Uretsky, the Sanders campaign’s now-ex-data director, defended himself Friday.
Uretzky said he didn’t steal any data — he was just trying to understand how a network error affected the campaign’s private voter data.
"We knew there was a security breach in the data, and we were just trying to understand it and what was happening," Uretzky said in an interview with CNN. "I got a little panicky because our data was totally exposed, too."
Uretsky, an experienced computer programmer who has worked on numerous campaigns, said he did not "gain any material benefit" from poking around in the data.
But he accepted full responsibility for the incident.
“To the best of my knowledge, nobody took anything that would have given the (Sanders) campaign any benefit," Uretzky said. "It was 100% my responsibly and I take full responsibility for whatever happened."

Is the DNC now actively trying to undermine Sanders??

A network glitch allowed a Sanders staffer to access voter data belonging to the Clinton campaign, the DNC said.
Sanders’ campaign fired the staffer, identified as Josh Uretsky, on Thursday after learning of his snooping.

I wonder did the staffer do it on purpose or was it a stumbled upon it incident?
WHat harn did it do?
Isn't firing the person enough?

Doesn't the action by the DNC undermine the will of a portion of the Party and American people?




  1. No Sanders has full privileges restored. At least the Dems took action on the breach instead of just trying to cover it up with lies and deceit

  2. As of last night, Wasserman-Shultz and a Sanders staffer were both on talking about what it would take to get Sanders access restored. I'm not sure what to make of this. As of now, nobody is accusing senior staffers of directing this and I don't believe you should hold an entire campaign accountable for what a couple of kids did. They fired the one guy promptly, but I do think a Sanders spokesperson needs to better explain what happened with the other staffers.

    I do believe the DNC wants Hillary on the ticket above all other candidates. Sanders voting record, to me, represents more of what a Democrat should look like. But he has the socialist tag and likely would not beat anyone in a national race. I think the Sanders campaign is half right about the debate schedule. I think the DNC DOES want to have their debates off prime time, not so much to keep Sanders down, but to generally keep people focused on the infighting going on at the other party. If fewer people are paying attention to the Democrats at this point, the chances are lower that some silly gaff this far out will haunt them later.

    For me, supporting Sanders at this point gives me something to think about besides the unpleasant feeling that I will only be able to choose between a moderate Republican in Hillary and whatever the RNC puts up. The longer he goes, the better I think things will be for when Hillary is eventually gone. As for the DNC, they should get their shit together and find a company that can operate a firewall.

    1. I find it interesting they would be punitive in their actions against Sanders when Sanders took immediate action against the person a low level person on the campaign. If you believe his story, he was more concerned about their own data. Pretty harsh firing if that were the case wouldn't you say?

    2. When strong people make mistakes they correct them. When weak people make mistakes they blame someone else.

    3. Well, I honestly don't believe Sanders would have approved of his team snooping around. This was not a active breach of Clinton's data, rather, the company screwed up and dropped the firewall that kept the data safe. Sanders campaign seemed quick to fire this guy, and I feel like they were proactive.

      On the lawsuit front, I think they should drop it. It's not that I don't think Sanders has a point, but I don't like complainers. The DNC very well may be in the tank for Hillary, but thus far, I think Bernie has run an honorable campaign.

    4. At least he seems to be a person of integrity unlike others from both party.