TownHall: Billionaire and 2020 presidential candidate Tom Steyer’s South Carolina State Deputy Director Dwane Sims was forced to resign after it came to light that he stole volunteer data Kamala Harris’ campaign obtained. According to The Post and CourierSims used his account information from when he worked for the South Carolina Democratic Party to download the valuable data.
An official with the state party told NBC News Sims was able to access the data because “he had created and retained access to a separate user account via his personal email.”
The Democratic National Committee (DNC) had put a temporary hold on the Steyer campaign’s access to voter data because of a miscommunication regarding payment. When the payment issue was restored, “Sims’ access to the voter file was restored at the level that he had when he worked for the party, which is more expansive than what he should have had as a campaign staff member,” a Steyer campaign official told NBC News.
When the DNC got wind of the data breach, they sent a cease-and-desist letter and confirmed Sims destroyed the voter data, The Post and Courier reported. read more