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jAZ
03-17-2008, 05:30 PM
http://tpmelectioncentral.talkingpointsmemo.com/2008/03/breaking_florida_will_not_hold.php

Breaking: Florida Will Not Hold Revote
By Greg Sargent - March 17, 2008, 5:49PM

In a statement, Florida Dem party chair Karen Thurman has just made it official: Florida state officials have nixed the possibility of a revote altogether:

Last week, the Florida Democratic Party laid out the only existing way that we can comply with DNC Rules - a statewide revote run by the Party - and asked for input.
Thousands of people responded. We spent the weekend reviewing your messages, and while your reasons vary widely, the consensus is clear: Florida doesn't want to vote again.

So we won't.

A party-run primary or caucus has been ruled out, and it's simply not possible for the state to hold another election, even if the Party were to pay for it. Republican Speaker of the Florida House Marco Rubio refuses to even consider that option. Florida is finally moving to paper ballots, which is a good thing, but it means that at least 15 counties do not have the capacity to handle a major election before the June 10th DNC primary deadline.

This doesn't mean that Democrats are giving up on Florida voters. It means that a solution will have to come from the DNC Rules & Bylaws Committee, which is scheduled to meet again in April.

But no revote. It's all but certain that whatever solution does eventually emerge won't seat the delegation in its current breakdown. So this is rough news for Hillary.

Full statement after the jump (link).

ClevelandBronco
03-17-2008, 05:54 PM
The stage is set for Sen. Clinton's campaign to take the matter to court.

I could be mistaken, but I doubt that she'll go quiet into that good night.

Adept Havelock
03-17-2008, 06:27 PM
The stage is set for Sen. Clinton's campaign to take the matter to court.

I could be mistaken, but I doubt that she'll go quiet into that good night.

That'll be funny to watch.

Ol' Hillary ranting "How dare they choose not to do what I want them to do! I'll sue!" LMAO

jAZ
03-17-2008, 06:32 PM
The stage is set for Sen. Clinton's campaign to take the matter to court.

I could be mistaken, but I doubt that she'll go quiet into that good night.

I can't find it now, but I read that they offered a deal to Obama to take a delegate count of 1/2 (like the Reps did) in FL if they keep the original results.

It gets them everything they want, which is Obama to endorse the popular vote outcome in FL, which is all they are basing their candidacy on anyway. I'd be suprised if Obama takes it, for that reason alone.

alnorth
03-17-2008, 08:01 PM
You know what, screw Florida.

First they violate the rules, then the party gives them a chance to make up for it with a re-vote. They cant credibly claim that a re-vote isnt possible because Michigan seems to be pressing on with re-vote plans. Instead, they are opting to stomp into the convention and whine at the rules committee.

Maybe someday those idiots will learn how to not f**k up an election.

Adept Havelock
03-17-2008, 08:33 PM
You know what, screw Florida.


:eek:

Well, if you insist I recommend triple-bagging your wedding tackle.

That state is as nasty as Lindsey Lohan after an evening pulling a train of Oakland Raiders.

whoman69
03-17-2008, 08:41 PM
Fairness and consistency are on the national dnc's side. Seems DC tried to pull this trick a few elections ago and had to do a repeat. So since Florida is larger they expect special rules?