Bernie Sanders' campaign threatens to sue DNC for suspending access to voter database

Bernie Sanders addresses supporters in Chicago.
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Bernie Sanders' campaign is threatening to sue the Democratic National Committee after it suspended Sanders' team's access to an important national voter database.

"The leadership of the DNC is now actively working to undermine our campaign," Sanders' campaign manager Jeff Weaver said, adding that he believes the committee is holding their data "hostage." Sanders' team was suspended from the database on Friday as punishment for accessing rival Hillary Clinton's private campaign data when a technical problem accidentally made it viewable. Sanders' camp also said their private data had been breached.

"On more than one occasion, the vendor has dropped the firewall between the data of different Democratic campaigns. Our campaign months ago alerted the DNC to the fact that campaign data was being made available to other campaigns. At that time our campaign did not run to the media, relying instead on assurances from the vendor," Sanders campaign spokesman Michael Briggs told The New York Times.

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