Tag Archives: DNC

One Last Piece On Voter Data 

Much of the commentary on the Sanders/DNC/VAN imbroglio was clearly ignorant of just how VAN works. If you’ve been a candidate (why yes, yes I have) or worked field on a campaign (yes, that too) then you know how it works. But if not, then you have no clue. There was a lot of cluelessness the past couple of days…. Read more »

Nik Sushka On The Voter Data Flap

I think this is the best one paragraph assessment on the dustup between the Sanders campaign and the DNC that I’ve seen. Nik is the outgoing president of the Montgomery County Young Democrats(MCYD), and she authorized me to reprint this from her Facebook post of earlier today. The way the Sanders campaign refused to take real responsibility for their staff’s actions… Read more »

BREAKING: Cooler Heads Prevail

Good lord, somebody actually did what I suggested. The 12 Hour War of the Lawyers is over. Campaign staff for Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders regained access voter data provided by the Democratic National Committee today after being blocked from using the database over allegations staffers accessed information from Hillary Clinton’s campaign. The allegations over the data breach were expected… Read more »

Enter The Lawyers

Bernie Sanders has filed suit against the Democratic National Committee regarding the DNC’s decision to lock Sanders out of VAN, the party’s voter data system. It will be interesting to see the language of the contract - having been a candidate, one of the major things you’re told is don’t steal other people’s stuff. If even a small piece of… Read more »

“#AllowDebate” Rally

The movement to increase the number of Democratic presidential primary debates is increasing, as well it should. A rally at DNC headquarters in DC has been scheduled for Wednesday, September 16 at 4:30, just a few hours before the next Republican debate is held. I’m planning to be there, and you should too. The DNC’s rule banning candidates from debating more… Read more »

Journalistic Malpractice

Early this morning (just before 1:00 a.m.), I posted video of Debbie Wasserman Schultz ruling “out of order” a motion at the DNC meeting in Mineapolis to put the DNC on record as supporting the Iran deal negotiated by the Obama Administration. I posted it at the time to highlight the rejection of a motion to expand the debate calendar,… Read more »