The DNC have agreed to restore the Sanders campaign’s access to its own campaign voter files late Friday night.
Bernie Sanders’ campaign will be able to access its crucial NGP VAN database today, the campaign said in a statement released in the early hours of Saturday morning.
“We are extremely pleased that the DNC has reversed its outrageous decision to take Sen. Sanders’ data. The information we provided tonight is essentially the same information we already sent them by email on Thursday,” said Jeff Weaver, Sanders’ campaign manager.
“Clearly, they were very concerned about their prospects in court. Now what we need to restore confidence in the DNC’s ability to secure data is an independent audit that encompasses the DNC’s record this entire campaign.”
The campaign said that access to their systems should be restored on Saturday morning, in time for volunteer activities over the weekend.
More than 200,000 people signed a petition on Sanders’ campaign website, demanding that the DNC restore the campaign’s access to its own data. Additionally, petitions hosted by MoveOn and Democracy for America received more than 250,000 and 100,00 signatures respectively.