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Last Democratic Debate of the Year Airs on ABC Saturday

Democratic party
Posted at 5:06 PM, Dec 19, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-19 17:06:00-05

WASHINGTON (AP) - Revelations that four members of Bernie Sanders' campaign staff improperly accessed voter information compiled by Hillary Clinton's campaign have shaken up the race for the Democratic presidential nomination.

It is a development that has the potential to transform a sleepy Saturday night debate into something far livelier.

The question facing Clinton is how forcefully to confront Sanders about the actions of his campaign staff and whether to defend the reaction of the Democratic National Committee, which cut off Sanders' access to the party's voter database after learning of the breach - although it said access would be restored Saturday.

Clinton, Sanders and Martin O'Malley meet Saturday night in New Hampshire for the year's final Democratic debate.