DNC Chair Statement on Voter File Access
December 19, 2015
Today, DNC Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz issued the following statement:
“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.
The DNC has worked hard to build a state-of-the-art voter file that will help us elect Democrats up and down the ticket in November and beyond, and we will continue to work with our vendor to ensure that a breach of this nature never, ever happens again and that our data is secure.
We are glad that all parties are moving forward and that the candidates and the party can refocus on engaging voters on the issues that matter to them: building on the President’s legacy of creating jobs, growing the economy, and a robust discussion on how we can keep Americans safe.”