March 5th, 2008
05:00 PM ET
7 years ago

Cafferty: Should Michigan, Florida be silenced?

 Sen. Hillary Clinton and Sen. Barack Obama at the University of Miami for a Univision debate in September 2007, Miami, Florida.
Sen. Hillary Clinton and Sen. Barack Obama at the University of Miami for a Univision debate in September 2007, Miami, Florida.

Don't silence more than 5.1 million Americans. That's the message coming from Florida and Michigan.

The governors of these two states, Charlie Crist and Jennifer Granholm, have joined together calling on the Democratic and Republican National Committees to seat their delegates. They say it's "intolerable" that the political parties have denied their citizens their votes, especially since Americans have turned out in record numbers to exercise this right.

But Michigan and Florida were penalized for moving up their primaries. Hillary Clinton is claiming victories in both states, despite the fact that Barack Obama wasn't even on the ballot in Michigan and didn't campaign in Florida. She included both states in last night's speech as she rattled off all the "battleground states" she's won so far.

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