Posted on 2015-12-23 by mosqueeto“We rate Sanders’ claim that the campaign didn’t “go out and take” information as Mostly False.” “We rate Sanders’ claim that the campaign didn’t “go out and take” information as Mostly False.” http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2015/dec/22/bernie-s/Sanders-take-Clinton-voter-data/
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I have seen an article that states the “logs” are not truly logs. They’re summaries of some sort pulled out by a human and transcribed into spreadsheet format. So, it’s a bit misleading to characterize them as actually logs of activity. However, it does not alter the apparent fact that Sanders campaign staff poked around in Clinton campaign data. The incompetence of NGP VAN in failing to address their faulty software when they, and the DNC, were made aware of issues two months ago is more troubling to me. Sanders’ campaign dealt with their discovery of the “bug” in a professional manner when they first found it two months ago.
Jeanne Hannigan OK, call them “digests of logs”. Doesn’t change anything.
No report was made to NGP-VAN two months ago. That’s a mis-statement from the Sanders campaign, later clarified by Josh Uretsky. From the ngp-van blog on the matter: “Second, there has been independent confirmation that NGP VAN has not received previous notice of a data breach regarding NGP VAN. Josh Uretsky, the former National Data Director for the Sanders campaign confirmed on MSNBC (at 5:47), and also on CNN, regarding the previous incident: “it wasn’t actually within the VAN VoteBuilder system, it was another system.” “
To say that the Sanders campaign dealt with this in a professional manner is a bit of magical thinking. They screwed up big time.