More than likely the answer to that question would be yes.
— Chris Boutet (@cboutet11) January 8, 2016
At the very least, Bernie Sanders supporters definitely don’t want his mailing list to be delivered into the hands of the likes of Hillary Clinton and the DNC.
Bernie Sanders has built more than just a following. He’s amassed the mother of all email lists. Some estimate it contains more than 5 million contacts, which is big, even by presidential standards. That database has allowed Sanders to raise thousands of dollars at the click of a button. But as his candidacy coasts to a close (?), some of his supporters say they want off before the Vermont senator shares their names with the Clinton campaign—or worse yet, the Democratic National Committee.
The Sanders campaign didn’t respond to a request for comment about the future of the supporter list. Speculation abounds. Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid reportedly asked the campaign last month to deploy the list to assist Democrats in Senate races, but was rebuffed by Jeff Weaver, Sanders’s campaign manager. Liberal groups have said they’d love to take a peek at the Vermont senator’s data.
One thing I know for sure is that the list would be better served if it were transferred to Donald Trump’s people. There is no telling what kind of deviant things the left would do with such a huge list.