“The arrangement has aroused the suspicions of aides to Sanders, whose regularly warns that corporate power and the billionaire class are trying to hijack democracy,” Alex Seitz-Wald reports. “Pete D’Alessandro, who is running the Iowa portion of Sanders’ campaign, questioned the motives of the major multinational corporation in an interview with MSNBC: ‘You’d have to ask yourself why they’d want to give something like that away for free.'”
“The Sanders campaign has built their own reporting system to check the results from the official Microsoft-backed app,” Alex Seitz-Wald reports. “Other Sanders aides noted that Microsoft employees have donated several hundred thousand dollars to Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton over her career, and questioned why the Iowa Democratic Party didn’t partner with a software company based in Iowa.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Attributing malevolence on Microsoft’s part mistakenly assumes competence.
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