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Sanders asks supporters to sign petition to DNC

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Sen. Bernie Sanders’s (I-Vt.) presidential campaign is asking supporters to sign a petition to the Democratic National Committee, following the suspension of his campaign from the national party’s voter database.

The petition argues that “from the first day of this campaign, our success has shocked many of the Democratic Party Establishment who would have preferred a coronation over a competitive campaign.”

In  an email to supporters Friday afternoon, the Vermont senator’s campaign asks supporters to sign the petition to tell the DNC “in no uncertain terms — that you expect a level playing field in this primary campaign.”

{mosads}The call to backers comes hours after Sanders’s campaign manager threatened to sue the DNC if the national party committee didn’t lift the suspension.

 “That the Democratic Party would deny our staff and volunteers access to data needed to contact voters in Iowa and New Hampshire on the day we reached two million individual contributions and received two of our most prominent endorsements is disconcerting,” the email writes. 

The Sanders campaign would not comment Friday afternoon on whether or when it would file suit in federal court.
The DNC barred the Sanders’s campaign from accessing the party’s voter database, as well as his campaign’s own data, after a breach by a campaign staffer obtaining private data from Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton’s campaign. The Sanders campaign said it has fired that staffer.
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