DNC restores Sanders campaign's access to voter files

Last Updated Dec 19, 2015 11:19 AM EST

The Democratic National Committee (DNC) is restoring the Sanders campaign's access to an important voter database, according to a statement released Friday night.

DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz said in the statement that Bernie Sanders' campaign "has now complied with the DNC's request to provide the information that we have requested of them. Based on this information, we are restoring the Sanders campaign's access to the voter file, but will continue to investigate to ensure that the data that was inappropriately accessed has been deleted and is no longer in possession of the Sanders campaign."

The DNC had suspended the Sanders campaign's access after finding that a Sanders staffer had allegedly taken advantage of a temporary voter database glitch and had tapped into confidential data from Hillary Clinton's campaign.

As a result, the Sanders campaign had filed legal papers Friday that sought to have the campaign's access to the voter database restored, arguing that the lost access would cost Sanders' candidacy $600,000 a day in donations.

On Friday night, the Sanders campaign said it was "extremely pleased the DNC has reversed its outrageous decision to take Sen. Sanders' data," according to a statement released by Jeff Weaver, Sanders' campaign manager.

The campaign has not yet indicated it would drop the lawsuit.

"We will review where things stand and decide where to go from there," a Sanders spokesperson told CBS News.

But as far as the legal papers the campaign filed Friday for a temporary restraining order, the U.S. District Court has said "the parties resolved the issues" without obtaining one.

CBS News' Jacqueline Alemany and Hannah Fraser-Chanpong contributed to this report

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