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Bernie Sanders' Team Is In Trouble For Accessing Clinton Campaign Data

A staffer on Bernie Sanders' presidential election campaign got access to the Hillary Clinton campaign's confidential voter information on Wednesday.

There was a brief glitch in a shared system allowing the staffer to look into the stats and data the Clinton campaign compiled on voters — important information for effectively running a campaign.

When the Democratic National Committee found out about the breach, it suspended Sanders' team's access to the DNC voter database, creating a big problem for the Sanders campaign.

The staffer who accessed the data was reportedly Josh Uretsky, the Sanders' campaign's national data director.

He told CNN he was just trying to see how bad the glitch in the system was, not access Clinton's information. Uretsky was since fired.

Citations: DNC penalizes Sanders campaign for improper access of Clinton voter data (The Washington Post), Bernie Sanders campaign accesses Hillary Clinton data, gets suspended from DNC voter files (CNN), Fired Sanders aide: I wasn't peeking at Clinton data files (CNN)

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Alexandra is the Senior News Editor at Elite Daily. She previously worked at HuffPost and has been published in Vox, Glamour, Refinery 29, Mic, Cosmopolitan and Quartz. Find her on Twitter / FB @asvokos and at tinyletter.com/asvokos
Alexandra is the Senior News Editor at Elite Daily. She previously worked at HuffPost and has been published in Vox, Glamour, Refinery 29, Mic, Cosmopolitan and Quartz. Find her on Twitter / FB @asvokos and at tinyletter.com/asvokos

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