Democratic Party Operatives Lash Out At Hillary Clinton After She Partially Blames Them For Her Loss

06.03.17 2 years ago 10 Comments

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Hillary Clinton has laid blame on many things for her loss in November’s presidential election. The latest to carry that weight has her own party firing back at her. Speaking Wednesday at Recode’s Code Conference in California, Clinton detailed how she was shocked at the state of data operations within the DNC once she won the party’s nomination. She added that if not for her campaign and personal additions, she would have had zilch to work with according to The Washington Post:

“I set up my campaign and we have our own data operation. I get the nomination. So I’m now the nominee of the Democratic Party. I inherit nothing from the Democratic Party…

“I mean it was bankrupt, it was on the verge of insolvency, its data was mediocre to poor, nonexistent, wrong. I had to inject money into it — the DNC — to keep it going.”

As one might imagine, the comments drew ire from those who were involved with the data collection, and apparently know better of Clinton’s comments. Andrew Therriault, the DNC’s director of data science until mid-2016, was especially irate over the insinuation the DNC data cupboards were bare and took to Twitter to express his displeasure in a string of since-deleted tweets that The Washington Post was able to screengrab:

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