March 11th, 2008
09:30 PM ET
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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. Kerwin Falls

    Whatever happened to the rules are rules? If everyone signed off on the rules including BOTH candidates, why are we seeking to change them in the middle of the game? Some of the things that have gone on in this campaign will leave this party fractured, and ultimately lead to Republican defections. A sad state of affairs particulary when so many new voters are taking part in this process for the first time, and becoming engaged in this countr's political process....

    March 12, 2008 01:07 am at 1:07 am |
  2. Sliv

    Please consider the previous comment with the corrected email address.

    March 12, 2008 01:07 am at 1:07 am |
  3. David

    Is Hillary Clinton aware of this? I am wondering what kind of strategy she will starts developing next. Also, the DNC should know that Hillary will not only be messing up Obama, but also the the party as a whole. In state here is the Democratic Party and early the better for people like Dean to save this party for party.

    I smell a rat in the Democratic Party.

    March 12, 2008 01:07 am at 1:07 am |
  4. Christian, Tampa FL

    On behalf of all Floridians, I want to apologize for these fools... Let's have a re-vote and let's have actual campaigning.

    March 12, 2008 01:09 am at 1:09 am |
  5. Texas

    Andrew posted that Florida primary was not fair because Obama followed the rules and was not on the ballot. This is just typical of an Obama supporter to just follow the hype and not know the facts. All the candidates were on the ballot in Florida. I'll bet Andrew thinks his candidate voted against going to war in Iraq, too!

    March 12, 2008 01:10 am at 1:10 am |
  6. James in Texas

    To funny that the Florida voters will now run over to the Republican side simply because their candidate didn't picked. Isn't this the same stupidity that got them in this mess. I say go right ahead and give the election to John "No New Taxes" McCain. I need to keep as much money in my pocket as possible and it seems that the Democratic Party will deliver my candidate. Keep those delegates split right down the middle.

    March 12, 2008 01:12 am at 1:12 am |
  7. TRUTH

    Who is Barak Obama uniting?
    He is the most divisive candidate todate. What started as the "unitor" (sounds familiar?) has turned out to be so far, not acceptable to blue collar working people, women professional or not and of all ages, Latinos, Asians, Jews. All but blacks, who are voting color almost 100%, see that Hillary is the best candidate. You ask me who is the racist group?. Ferraro, my friends is right!!!!

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

    Count Florida for respecting the voters’ rights, it’s a real vote no matter how many voters were there. At the same time, Democrat leaders in Florida should step down for the responsibilities of rule violation. Punish these who made the mistake not the voters!!

    March 12, 2008 01:14 am at 1:14 am |
  9. JKC

    Anything other than a re-vote or a 50/50 split would be blatantly unfair and tear the party apart, so it's just not going to happen. Face some simple facts: They were not supposed to be seated and there was no real campaigning in the state. Clinton won on name recognition. So enough with the Clinton game playing.

    March 12, 2008 01:16 am at 1:16 am |
  10. cj, New Jersey

    You dumb democrats! The republican party is sitting back laughing at you idiots! They are behind the scenes pushing guys like Governor Crist to do their dirty work. The republicans can't figure Senator Obama out so they would rather not face him. They would love to face Senator Clinton because they know that Senator MCcain would defeat her in the general election. The republicans can care less about the voters in Florida and Michigan having their voices heard, all they want is Hillary and they will stop at nothing to get her.

    March 12, 2008 01:16 am at 1:16 am |
  11. JKC

    Anything other than a re-vote or a 50/50 split would be blatantly unfair and tear the party apart, so it's just not going to happen. Face some simple facts: They were not supposed to be seated and there was no real campaigning in the state. BIllary won on name recognition. So enough with the Clinton game playing.

    March 12, 2008 01:18 am at 1:18 am |
  12. Jason

    I hope they do have a redo of some sort. If they don't and clinton loses the nomination, or should i say when she loses the nomination, that will be her scapegoat for why she lost. It won't be losing in pledged delegates, nor popular vote, or even superdelegates, it will be those two states who when put together wouldn't put her in the lead of pledged delegates or popular vote.

    Do us a favor and help unite the party. You are just putting off the inevitable. Obama '08.

    March 12, 2008 01:19 am at 1:19 am |
  13. merci

    Thank You John0! Well said.

    March 12, 2008 01:22 am at 1:22 am |
  14. Peter

    i just got one question to those voters in Florida and Michigan, dont y'll understand the meaning of "RULES"? you brake them you pay the price. hopefully u can teach your kids some values.

    March 12, 2008 01:23 am at 1:23 am |
  15. lt broke the rules, you pay for it. However, with all the excitement in other states, I do feel sorry for those who did obey the rules and chose to stay home. Their voices should be heard.

    March 12, 2008 01:25 am at 1:25 am |
  16. A&A

    no revote...actual vote should stand...did BO really put an add there? and lost anyhow...sleazy man

    March 12, 2008 01:26 am at 1:26 am |
  17. Ricky

    The white voters were in compelling situation to vote for Hillary because it's too frustrating for them to see that their race are being overpowered by the other race. They are awaken to give their full support to Hillary so that the idea of change by Obama which the race is one of it's goal for change in the white house will be stopped. This is the first time in American history that voters are divided, this means that Obama is not a uniter but a divider.

    March 12, 2008 01:27 am at 1:27 am |
  18. Yale

    A lot of comments about losing states over this and which candidate is to blame. Who's kidding who?? Either candidate will win against McCain. Why aren't we talking about $4 gas, houses in foreclosure, tanking stock market, out sourcing jobs, horrible economy, etc..etc..

    March 12, 2008 01:27 am at 1:27 am |
  19. D.D.

    I think Senator Nelson is following the lights and the media.
    Did he scream this loudly before Governor Crist signed this into being in their state.

    March 12, 2008 01:28 am at 1:28 am |
  20. A&A

    why 50/50 when all the names were on the ballot...whoever didn't vote does not deserve the second chance

    March 12, 2008 01:28 am at 1:28 am |
  21. Shine

    Go Obama. Dont have supporters like Splitzer , They be involve with bad things.We Love. Change America for real.Another John.F.Kennedy of our time.

    March 12, 2008 01:29 am at 1:29 am |
  22. kirt

    To DNC Florida, if Floridans will be disenfrachise with their votes, These voters will go for McCain.

    March 12, 2008 01:30 am at 1:30 am |
  23. Bob, CA

    Anybody who thinks the original Florida votes should count is willfully disenfranchising all the people who stayed home because they were told that their vote would not count. You can't tell people the vote doesn't count, then decide to count it. How would you feel if you were tricked into not voting in the last election then told later that the vote will count, but you can't vote?

    There is NO WAY that Clinton would be fighting to seat these delegates if Obama had won.

    March 12, 2008 01:35 am at 1:35 am |
  24. Tom

    Hillary won those two states 70 to 30 and that's how they should be seated. It should be tied going into PA now............ where she will kick royal butt!!!

    March 12, 2008 01:36 am at 1:36 am |
  25. augustcandi

    Obama 2008 & 2012

    March 12, 2008 01:40 am at 1:40 am |
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