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. Rick

    Breaking news – Since every candidate was on the ballot and Obama's ads were also televised there, DNC decides to keep Florida votes as polled and delegate distributed accordingly.

    March 11, 2008 10:13 pm at 10:13 pm |
  2. BNS

    No re-do!!

    If you had the sense to vote, then why should your vote not count?

    Any re-do would be unfair - just as unfair as anyone who didn't choose to vote would say it is.

    This state needs to follow the rules and appeal the the Credentials Comittee to be seated at the convention.

    Period!

    March 11, 2008 10:14 pm at 10:14 pm |
  3. KROMSTOB

    FOR ALL THOES THAT COMMENTED, PLEASE RE-READ THE ARTICLE. FLORIDA-UCH!

    March 11, 2008 10:14 pm at 10:14 pm |
  4. Chris Mannoia

    Correct me if I'm wrong, but aren't we a D-E-M-O-C-R-A-C-Y??????????????????

    The Democratic National Committee has no right to tell the voters in Florida and Michigan that they mean nothing to our electoral process!

    I am a big Obama supporter, and I don't want to see HRC getting any closer to winning, but not at the expense of our basic constitutional principals...!

    March 11, 2008 10:15 pm at 10:15 pm |
  5. Obama

    Unfortunately Ferraro told the truth, for keep the
    political correctness, she has to be blamed and clinton
    has to come out clarify. I have said a couple of times,
    Obama's win won't "make draem come to true", (somebody in
    these forum also have the same dream), but intensify the
    racial problem. You can close eye say 90% black vote for him
    because they love him, but non-black criticizes him is racist.
    Don't vote somebody because "his dream comes true", if he/she
    cannot manage a country, his/her dream will be at the expense
    of whole the country.

    Obama selling hope and change is like a car salesman
    selling a perfect car, but you (americans) just can't
    afford the sticker price.

    March 11, 2008 10:15 pm at 10:15 pm |
  6. Barry IL

    There is no half-baked democracy. There is no genuinely democratic election that does not involve campaigns. Thus, the only fair game is dividing Florida delegates 50/50. Of course, Clinton campaign won't stop to play take-it-all game, given the chance. No revote, no 50/50 will lead democratic party into a disaster, a disaster which only Republicans will celebrate. Already signs are in. Democratic party is very much divided.

    March 11, 2008 10:15 pm at 10:15 pm |
  7. What's wrong with Obama supporters

    Obama supporters(Pennysylvania for Obama, Chris),

    spin all you want, if Obama gets GOP vote it's because he will unite the party. If hillary gets same vote,it's unfair. What's wrong with Obama supporters,all you say is where is Hillary tax returns. Hillary tax returns for past 20years have been in public domain, she said she will release return for this year in April. So you guys need to shut up because she will be releasing returns, where are the papers for relationship between Rezko & Obama. Obama does not even respond to that question, Hillary is getting GOP votes because they realize she is the best candidate. In past Obama used to get those but now they support Hillary because they know she will be the best candidate for president. Here are 2 things for Obama supporters
    1. How Obama respond to his compaign presenting to Canadian Embasy that Obama's NAFTA comments were just POLITICAL BUT NOT POLICIES TO FIX IT.\
    2.Obama top adviser said His view on Iraq war is just political BUT HAS NO PLANS TO WITHDRAW TROOPS.

    THose 2 things say that whatever stump/rhetoric speech Obama gives on trail is just political not policies. THAT TELLS ME HE SAYS/DO ANYTHING DURING TO WIN NOMINATION JUST LIKE GEORGE W.BUSH, WE ALL KNOW WHAT BUSH GAVE US IN HIS PRESIDENCY.

    THINK ABOUT IT PEOPLE, YOU WILL REALIZE HOW REAL OBAMA IS WHEN HE ACTUALLY GET CHANCE TO FIX ISSUES,HE IS GIVING THIS SWEET HOPE BASED RHETORIC SPEECH TO JUST WIN ELECTION,JUST TYPICAL WASHINGTON POLITICS AND OLD WASHINGTON POLITICAL GAME.

    March 11, 2008 10:15 pm at 10:15 pm |
  8. Jay

    KC Atlanta...if Florida doesn't have a redo, the voters who didn't participate the first time because it wasn't supposed to count won't be having their voices heard.

    If Florida is to count, it needs to have a new contest in which voters know that their vote will count BEFORE they cast it.

    March 11, 2008 10:15 pm at 10:15 pm |
  9. bob

    Good call.....

    March 11, 2008 10:15 pm at 10:15 pm |
  10. Obama

    Can Obama have several running mates?

    VP No.1 : Latino,

    No.2 : female,

    No.3: blue collars,

    No.4 : one from kennedy,

    No.5: one from kerry.

    ........

    March 11, 2008 10:15 pm at 10:15 pm |
  11. Obama supporters

    Obama supporters(Pennysylvania for Obama, Chris),

    spin all you want, if Obama gets GOP vote it's because he will unite the party. If hillary gets same vote,it's unfair. What's wrong with Obama supporters,all you say is where is Hillary tax returns. Hillary tax returns for past 20years have been in public domain, she said she will release return for this year in April. So you guys need to shut up because she will be releasing returns, where are the papers for relationship between Rezko & Obama. Obama does not even respond to that question, Hillary is getting GOP votes because they realize she is the best candidate. In past Obama used to get those but now they support Hillary because they know she will be the best candidate for president. Here are 2 things for Obama supporters
    1. How Obama respond to his compaign presenting to Canadian Embasy that Obama's NAFTA comments were just POLITICAL BUT NOT POLICIES TO FIX IT.\
    2.Obama top adviser said His view on Iraq war is just political BUT HAS NO PLANS TO WITHDRAW TROOPS.

    THose 2 things say that whatever stump/rhetoric speech Obama gives on trail is just political not policies. THAT TELLS ME HE SAYS/DO ANYTHING DURING TO WIN NOMINATION JUST LIKE GEORGE W.BUSH, WE ALL KNOW WHAT BUSH GAVE US IN HIS PRESIDENCY.

    THINK ABOUT IT PEOPLE, YOU WILL REALIZE HOW REAL OBAMA IS WHEN HE ACTUALLY GET CHANCE TO FIX ISSUES,HE IS GIVING THIS SWEET HOPE BASED RHETORIC SPEECH TO JUST WIN ELECTION,JUST TYPICAL WASHINGTON POLITICS AND OLD WASHINGTON POLITICAL GAME.

    March 11, 2008 10:16 pm at 10:16 pm |
  12. suzie from Atlanta, GA

    Please remember that Obama ran 30 days of advertising on cable in Florida prior to the Primary, and no one else did and still lost. The presidential vote was not the only issue on the Ballot in Florida. They also had State measures and issues that needed to be voted on, but did not vote. If the Obama people didn’t come out to vote for their STATE measures, because they didn’t care, that is beside the point. They had the same chance that ALL Floridians had to vote, not just for president, but for all the issues on the Ballot.

    Obama REALLY lost that vote, because he ran those ads, and he blanketed the state with them. It proves that his support is for HIM, not for any party or issue.

    Just reading the blogs and listening to those who are not just for Obama but HATE the Clintons is not change, it's ultra liberal feel good voting and race based support, which is perfectly legal, and fine. Just don't call it "change."

    Obama represents the old Chicago Democratic party machine, the old way of taking money, and playing an insiders game, which is the only reason he is in the Senate (and Allen Keys).

    I want a President I can trust to make the life or death decisions that will certainly come our way. Those decisions need to be based on experience in something other than voter registration and representing special interest groups on a local level. One Bush was enough, two was a mistake, and a third.......dangerous.

    March 11, 2008 10:16 pm at 10:16 pm |
  13. joe

    cnn on election night...

    "and florida goes to john mccain"

    i wonder why?

    March 11, 2008 10:16 pm at 10:16 pm |
  14. Sharon

    I'll tell you something, if I was a democrat, I would be revolting against them right now. I' switch to republican. How can they say people should be stripped of their rights because of what someone else did? Maybe the democratic party will need to see the results of their actions come the general election when the democrats either decide not to vote in Florida or Michigan or else decide to vote republican. They are just asking for it.

    March 11, 2008 10:17 pm at 10:17 pm |
  15. Pamela

    I think the voters who voted for Clinton would be outraged, if the votes were split down the middle. To make it fair for all parties....DON'T COUNT THEM A T ALL OR HAVE A REDO....Period!

    March 11, 2008 10:18 pm at 10:18 pm |
  16. Sherrie F.

    Hillary will be screaming mad for her investment losses in pharmacutical drug companies intwined in her forced bogus health plan when statistics show how many decide they no longer need anti-depressants when Barack Obama becomes our next President Of United States Of America! Honesty & Hope travel far and wide... Oh dearie, Hillie.. your hurry and rush to deceive by flying off to Fla. tricks and cheating rules isn't showing the BEST of judgment AGAIN!!! You're running out a blame, ignorance and scare tactics little missy...
    Now please, put some of your campaign funds from lobbyists towards a new, crystal-clear mirror!

    March 11, 2008 10:18 pm at 10:18 pm |
  17. Kelly Anne

    What the ...?

    Florida is a total mess.

    I am sick of their own self-made troubles.

    Just spilt them 50-50, seat them, and end this fiasco.

    Florida not only brought us Bush in 2000, but is now trying to screw 2008 up.

    March 11, 2008 10:18 pm at 10:18 pm |
  18. JJ

    All you folks posting comments - check the facts first.

    Florida is ruled by republicans.
    The republicans moved the promaries.

    HOWARD DEAN decided to punish Florida - Howard Dean is the one person responsible for this mess.

    BOTH CANDIDATES were on the ballot.

    OBAMA ran ads in Florida after pledging not to campaign there.

    Florida voters and Florida democrats DID NOT HAVE A CHOICE -
    they turned out in large numbers to send a message to Howard Dean.

    We need to count their vote as is.

    March 11, 2008 10:18 pm at 10:18 pm |
  19. Charles Hardeman

    This is how it works:

    Obama snatched the baton from clinton, he ran with it, and he will stumble. And when that happens, he'll make Ralph Nader seem like a friend.

    Just wait. I promise you.

    March 11, 2008 10:19 pm at 10:19 pm |
  20. Jefferson

    Florida had a primary already with ALL CANDIDATES ON THE BALLOT!!! Consider the results of the primary held on January for Florida. Michigan is the only state that needs a revote.

    Democrats look like idiots when they are not democratic at all. Same thing goes for that absurd Texas caucus: not democratic at all.

    March 11, 2008 10:19 pm at 10:19 pm |
  21. Fran

    To Ronnie in Charlottesville.........It's people like you who give the US a bad name. Grow Up!!!!!!!!!

    March 11, 2008 10:20 pm at 10:20 pm |
  22. USAF

    You people are in denial. These boards are a prime example of why neither Hilary or Obama will win the general election. Go ahead give yourselves a hand for a job well done and it's only March too!!! Way to go.

    March 11, 2008 10:20 pm at 10:20 pm |
  23. Susan from Oregon

    The voters in Florida and Michigan should be upset with whoever made the decision to hold the primary early, but they should not be able to re-vote. They should subtract the number of delegates from the total needed to become a nominee.

    March 11, 2008 10:20 pm at 10:20 pm |
  24. gary

    There should be a re-vote to give both candidates a fair shot at the nomination.I believes people's right to vote should overule any party's rules.This is not football,this is people's future and right ,win lose or draw.However I still finds it hard to believe florida voters and poll stations was not properly inform about this in the first place.The DNC should let everyone know not to put any democrats on the ballot then we would not have that problem.I strongly believe this was done deliberately by a RNC run state. wink wink.

    March 11, 2008 10:21 pm at 10:21 pm |
  25. Chad

    If the Obama camp doesn't work to get the Florida/Michigan voters a chance, then it proves he cares more about politics than his rhetoric. Without his integrity, there's no chance to beat McCain.

    Congratulation on the Mississippi primary. Hopefully reverse racism is enough to win the general election too.

    Ferraro was just being honest.

    March 11, 2008 10:22 pm at 10:22 pm |
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