March 11th, 2008
09:30 PM ET
6 years ago

Florida Dems oppose re-vote

(CNN) – Florida's House Democratic delegation said in an issued statement Tuesday night they oppose a re-vote in Florida of any kind, including one done by mail.

"We are committed to working with the DNC, the Florida State Democratic party, our Democratic leaders in Florida, and our two candidates to reach an expedited solution that ensures our 210 delegates are seated," the delegation's statement read. "Our House delegation is opposed to a mail-in campaign or any redo of any kind."

Florida Sen. Bill Nelson is strongly advocating a re-vote done by mail.


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  1. Carl from Pa

    This is absurd! Many people didn't vote since they knew it wasn't going to count. How in the world can this be fair to anyone involved, most importantly the voters of Floriday. This is one reason people have been so turned off to politics in the past. The fact that this is Floriday, just twists the knife. I suppose they didn't learn their lesson and have to find a way to mess up every important election.

    Stop the madness!

    March 12, 2008 12:40 am at 12:40 am |
  2. unfair

    I dont understand how clinton can rack up 100,000 more votes than obama in texas and walk away with 4 more delegates, but obama can get a mere 5k in votes in the caucus and walk away with 9 more delegates than clinton (at 41% reporting).

    this outcome is absurd and undemocratic. obama should feel so good to be wining the way bush won against gore.

    and the general election is not a caucus! so what does obama say to that

    March 12, 2008 12:41 am at 12:41 am |
  3. frank

    Obama can not win the general election. However, most democrats can not see through it. Especially, African-America just love him because of that he is one of them. The young voters just choose someone who looks comfortable (younger). It is a pity that no so many people care about the next four years, the future of the country.

    March 12, 2008 12:41 am at 12:41 am |
  4. Charles L. Morse Sr.

    I have a question for voters on the republican and democrat voters that just voted . What change do you think these people will give us . Where is a lot of kinds of change . The questions we should be asking is how they will make the changes they offer us in detail . We should also make these people talk about the issues they avoid and never tell us what they will change and how . Remember voting is like signing your name on a dotted line . We will be stuck with what we get 4-8 years . Signing and voting is not always a good change if you don't read and listen to the small print or words in the message you chose to believe . Thanks , Think about it hard .

    March 12, 2008 12:43 am at 12:43 am |
  5. frank

    Obama can not win the general election. However, most democrats can not see through it. Especially, African-America just love him because of that he is one of them. The young voters just choose someone who looks comfortable (younger). It is a pity that no so many people care about the next four years, the future of the country.

    March 12, 2008 12:43 am at 12:43 am |
  6. John Adkisson

    I don't get it. Was this a combined statement from Obama and Clinton supporters? What's in the water down there? I don't care if the re-do it or not so long as they don't use the bogus results to tilt the nomination. But this sounds goofy.

    March 12, 2008 12:45 am at 12:45 am |
  7. Jayson

    All the people who say that Florida knew the rules and broke them are a bunch of idiots. Florida is run by Republicans not the Democratic party so please explain the insanity that says the Democratic party in Florida should be punished for a Republican change in the primary date.

    Oh well the fact that the Democratic party thinks that a stupid move along these lines will win them Florida and the Presidency in 2008 just shows how out of touch their leadership is with the American people.

    March 12, 2008 12:46 am at 12:46 am |
  8. Tiff

    Hillary wasn't concerned about the people of Florida's votes being counted until it would benefit her. She's ignorant and she is using her supporters. If she really cared about democracy, she would've pushed for it in January, not months later when she's behind and desperate.

    March 12, 2008 12:48 am at 12:48 am |
  9. Sheri

    Nice that Hillary is using the word "retard" in one of her speeches. I don't care if the word was not used to describe a person. Another word would have been appropriate such as impede, or perhaps she was calling Obama slow.

    March 12, 2008 12:49 am at 12:49 am |
  10. John

    Floridas mostly Cuban isn't it? Why do we care how they voted. LOL.

    March 12, 2008 12:49 am at 12:49 am |
  11. maggie

    The campaigning wasn't fair in Florida. Obama ran TV ads. Nobody else campaigned at all. Every name was on the ballot. So, with his TV ads, which he claimed got on the air by mistake, he actually broke the rules...so the delegates should be seated according to the votes already taken...and I think that's the way it will end up. Hide and watch!

    March 12, 2008 12:50 am at 12:50 am |
  12. Billy

    If they dont vote,its offical,obama wins for sure

    March 12, 2008 12:51 am at 12:51 am |
  13. WG in CA

    It's 3am, Hillary. Where is your husband?

    March 12, 2008 12:52 am at 12:52 am |
  14. WG in CA

    It's 3am, Billary. Where is your husband? Maybe he's with Geraldine..

    March 12, 2008 12:53 am at 12:53 am |
  15. Jose Card - Independent

    No re-vote is meant to protect the Dem party.
    It's better to get FL and MI mad, but not the whole country mad at DNC.
    I trust there will be problems if there is a re-vote.

    March 12, 2008 12:54 am at 12:54 am |
  16. Billy

    OMG! Poor Hillary is crying again!

    March 12, 2008 12:54 am at 12:54 am |
  17. David

    Florida and Michigan will get to vote in November. The rules are the rules and everyone agreed to them. If voters in those states are unhappy they should throw the state party idiots under the bus for allowing the state to break the rules and move their elections and therefore invalidate them.

    March 12, 2008 12:57 am at 12:57 am |
  18. Suzanne

    50/50 split.

    Funny how this wasn't a problem until Hillary started whining. She had no plan beyond February 4th, so this was one of her dirty tricks out of desperation.

    March 12, 2008 12:58 am at 12:58 am |
  19. Jean

    What happened to fair play by the rules and let the process determine the winner. The rules were made and signed by both canidates. Where is Hillary's sense of decency. Who knows she could have won by the rues, and the party would be in tact.

    March 12, 2008 01:00 am at 1:00 am |
  20. Bill

    The solution: Send 105 delegates for Hillary and 105 delegates for Obama to the Democratic National Convention.

    Do the same thing in Michigan. And then move on...

    But that would be too pragmatic and efficient for the Democratic Party, right?

    March 12, 2008 01:01 am at 1:01 am |
  21. mary cleveland, ohio

    What do you want to bet that Hillary and Bill will manage somehow to manipulate the game to get re-votes in Fla. and Mi.?

    Hillary needs those votes. If they re-vote it will be a shame to the Democratic Party. It will shame all Democrats.

    March 12, 2008 01:03 am at 1:03 am |
  22. Neil

    Alright, since you don't want make things fair, then Florida as agreed to before, your votes have been taken away from the convention. Sorry. You knew the rules and you broke them anyways. And if you're mad, blame your Republican governor Charlie Crist NOT the Democratic candidates or the DNC.

    March 12, 2008 01:04 am at 1:04 am |
  23. Shirley

    There would surely be a difference in the Floridians vote. When they had their primary, John Edwards was on the ballot and those voters would now vote differently. A Floridian.

    March 12, 2008 01:04 am at 1:04 am |
  24. Jeff

    Also, I see someone mentioned that Obama left his name off the ballot in Florida. NOT TRUE! GET YOUR FACTS STRAIGHT!! THAT was MICHIGAN!!! Do you LISTEN to the NEWS?!?!?! Being a Florida voter, I can say that ALL the names appeared on the ballots!! I saw it with my own eyes!!

    March 12, 2008 01:04 am at 1:04 am |
  25. Michael

    People have misunderstood. Florida is not on Obama's side. They want the delegates seated AS IS, which favours Clinton!

    March 12, 2008 01:05 am at 1:05 am |
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