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Sanders Suspended from DNC Data After Improper Access of Clinton Info

Sen. Bernie Sanders has been suspended by the DNC from accessing their voter database after it was revealed that his campaign was digging into Clinton’s data.

Sander’s team immediately fired the individual responsible and issued a statement.

“That behavior is unacceptable and that staffer was fired immediately,” Sanders’s spokesman Michael Briggs told CNN.

The Hill reports:

The DNC says access for Sanders will remain suspended until it provides an explanation for how the incident occurred and assurances that the data has been destroyed.

The suspension is a potentially major setback for Sanders as he looks to cut into the former secretary of State’s sizable lead with the Iowa caucuses less than two months away.

As of 10:15 a.m., a petition from progressive group MoveOn.org to “give the voter file back” to Team Sanders had more than 50,000 signatures.

A Democratic spokesman says the committee is working “to ensure that this isolated incident doesn’t happen again.”

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