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DNC claims RNC website has security flaws
From CNN's Alex Mooney

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- The Democratic National Committee claimed today that the Republican National Committee's website is not secure and could expose the private information of several million of its users.

In a letter to RNC Chief of Staff Kelly McCullough, DNC Executive Director Tom McMahon said a change in the ID number of the website's URL can expose the information of GOP.com users who have registered to receive information from the Republican Party.

"If Republicans can't even secure their own website, how can the American people trust them to offer a new direction that keeps our own country secure," McMahon charged in the Sept. 25 letter to McCullough. The DNC released the letter to the public this morning.

RNC spokeswoman Tracey Schmitt denied the DNC's assertion and assured CNN that the website is secure.

"Our website is secure and goes to great lengths to ensure the integrity of user information," she said. "This is just another cheap political stunt, patently false in its premise."
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