March 11th, 2008
09:30 PM ET
10 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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soundoff (306 Responses)
  1. bob



    March 11, 2008 09:59 pm at 9:59 pm |
  2. Elliott

    the votes cant be counted as they are. many voters voted before election day, voted for a canidate that didnt win that state. shouldnt the absentee ballots count?

    March 11, 2008 10:00 pm at 10:00 pm |
  3. catmom

    Why 50-50 ? Hillary won, everyone was on the ballot. Obama had an advantage , he had an ad running in Florida. Even though he says that it was something he couldn't control, he broke the rules. Most Obama fans say that Hillary didn't "play fair" because she didn't take her name off the ballot in MI. She didn't have to and it wasn't against the rules. She played it smart, give her credit. Florida does not need a do over. Hillary won, she should get the votes, all of them.

    March 11, 2008 10:00 pm at 10:00 pm |
  4. Kris

    If they demand the current vote as it stands, then the Florida democrats are going to have to suck it up and understand that their delegates will not count.

    If Florida voters feel disenfranchised, they can blame it on their arrogant governor and their state Democratic party leaders and vote them out of office when they get a chance.

    The nerve!

    March 11, 2008 10:00 pm at 10:00 pm |
  5. Justin in CA

    Thank god!!! They can vote in the real election. I lived in Florida for two years and it will always have a special place in my heart, but how many elections dose this state get to mess up? That is the real question.

    March 11, 2008 10:01 pm at 10:01 pm |
  6. Teresa in Kansas

    Florida understands the rules and have decided to play by them.

    Hillary should learn to do the same.

    March 11, 2008 10:01 pm at 10:01 pm |
  7. mo4obama

    Michigan and Florida being allowed in because a black man is
    leading, won't fool anyone. Thats whats wrong with democrats today we make the rules as the game is being played

    March 11, 2008 10:01 pm at 10:01 pm |
  8. Allen

    Sorry earl the great people of florida will not stand by and let another crooked politician steal another election....

    March 11, 2008 10:01 pm at 10:01 pm |
  9. aliou

    no, no revote.

    I didn't vote because it didn't count. and it shouldn't count. you can't be making rules after the game.

    However, the split of the delegate should reflect those who voted through out the nation and who respected the rules of the party.

    March 11, 2008 10:01 pm at 10:01 pm |
  10. Sameer

    Never in my lifetime I have seen the democrats so split as they are now. It did not happen during Carter, Clinton, Al Gore, Kerry but it happened now and guess who is to blame. Obama is the root cause of splitting the party, it would have not happened if anyone against Hillary but Obama.

    All his big talk of hope and uniting the country, he ended up dividing his own party. Shame on you Obama. I wish people who voted for him during Super Tuesday had seen more of him that they see now and he would not be where he is now to brag about winning more states that Hillary, which are red states and will go to the Republicans anyway.

    March 11, 2008 10:01 pm at 10:01 pm |
  11. oneway

    I agree 50/50 for both states, and also give the super delegates 30 days to decide then slit the rest of the there votes 50/50 then let them battle it out to the end.

    March 11, 2008 10:01 pm at 10:01 pm |
  12. clinton

    The question is should we get hillary some aspirin? Cause you know she is gonna have a heart attack lol.

    March 11, 2008 10:02 pm at 10:02 pm |
  13. sharon

    It was not the average person in florida that moved the vote up so why should they be punished for something they had no control over they were just told when to vote.

    March 11, 2008 10:02 pm at 10:02 pm |
  14. clinton

    check mate!

    March 11, 2008 10:02 pm at 10:02 pm |
  15. Penny

    I don't think there should be a revote in Florida. The votes should stand as they are. Both candidates were on the ticket and ALL voters had a chance to mark their ticket.

    Besides, lets give Al Sharpton something to do.

    March 11, 2008 10:03 pm at 10:03 pm |
  16. Kim Lee

    I see some who post in here from Europe who love Hillary so much. Maybe because thay are so very left socialist like she is. I am from Korea. In asia when one lies and cheat so much to grabbing power. We call those the Dictators.

    March 11, 2008 10:03 pm at 10:03 pm |
  17. Dave

    What makes Florida think their delegates should be seated now? NOW WAY! Florida voted early in violation of the rules knowing full well the consequences. FLORIDA, YOU ARE NOT ABLE TO HAVE A SENSIBLE ELECTION! Get real. No seats for Florida delegates in the Democratic convention. This whole aruguement is an outrage.

    March 11, 2008 10:03 pm at 10:03 pm |
  18. luis

    if Obama wins the nomination latinos will support McCain. without the latino vote Obama can't win the white house that"s a fact!!!!

    March 11, 2008 10:04 pm at 10:04 pm |
  19. aliou

    thanks florica. good judgement.

    thanks pelosi for your good judgement too.
    thanks dean for holding your grounds.

    March 11, 2008 10:04 pm at 10:04 pm |
  20. Texas4Obama

    A 50/50 split of the delegates is the only fair way to go now. They broke the rules and shouldn't get any special treatment or any money.

    March 11, 2008 10:04 pm at 10:04 pm |
  21. Bettie

    so far it doesn't show that voters are voting based on racial difference but now cnn is making an issue that it is. There is something wrong with these pictures. Please let's make these elections about who would be the best candidate for Democratic Party; it looks like cnn is doing good job-dividing voters by pressing issues on racial elections. It is disappointing to see white voter and black voters are the main issues of the elections. The way I see it this is an election of American people are participating in all age and all ethnic group. This change should be embraced.

    March 11, 2008 10:04 pm at 10:04 pm |
  22. Cindy

    Why do I get the feeling... they want to get away with... everything?

    No revote? So Hillary gets more delegates per the illegal vote if the DNC allows them to be seated?

    March 11, 2008 10:04 pm at 10:04 pm |
  23. Robby Lyon

    Both Clinton and Obama were on the ticket in Florida. Neither had campaigned there. I think they should take the Florida votes as is and seat the delegates. Obama may complain that if he campaigned there that he would of done better if not win Florida. I believe if we were to have new primaries in other states that Obama would not do as good or even loose to Hilary. She is gaining and he is falling. Even in todays primary in Mississippi, Hilary is doing better than expected. Plus in the lates polls Obama has dropped a couple of points in PA. The Obama camp wants a 50/50 because any other way would mean a Clinton vitory.

    Hilary '08

    Kenai, Alaska

    March 11, 2008 10:04 pm at 10:04 pm |
  24. sharon

    are you Obama groupies afraid your preacher will lose in these states is that your problem all he has to do is write another sermon he's real good at speech making!!!

    March 11, 2008 10:05 pm at 10:05 pm |
  25. PEACE

    Stick to our your stance Florida. You had a legitimate election, even though Obama ran ads in your state when he wasn't supposed to. Votes and delegates SHOULD be counted!

    March 11, 2008 10:05 pm at 10:05 pm |
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