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. Mike Allen

    Lets look at the Hillary victories. She won Texas, OPPS after the Caucus votes she actually lost Texas. Well she won Michigan... yep she just barely beat the only other candidate who was 'no preference'. Okay Okay, she did win Ohio, uh huh after she crafted a decieptfull trick about Obama and Nafta with no time for the truth to come out before the vote. Hillary, you shameless monster. Drop out before you desroy the democrat Party.

    March 11, 2008 10:22 pm at 10:22 pm |
  2. Debby

    I am not surprised since Nelson is an Obama supporter. Well Obama supporters congrats McCain just won the election.

    March 11, 2008 10:22 pm at 10:22 pm |
  3. leah

    o and by the way there was no rule about not being on the vote they just weren't allowed to campaign and neither hilary or obama did so it was fair in florida

    March 11, 2008 10:23 pm at 10:23 pm |
  4. Cathy

    All the candidates were on the ballot in Florida and Hillary won fair and square.I don't think Florida should do another preliminary.I do think their delegates should be seated from the election that already took place.Michigan however,should have another preliminary because only Hillary's name was on the ballot.

    March 11, 2008 10:24 pm at 10:24 pm |
  5. anita

    Florida was apples to apples with respect to the candidates. LET IT STAND
    Michigan is another kind basket

    March 11, 2008 10:24 pm at 10:24 pm |
  6. bob

    to james in bama
    go sleep you need it........

    March 11, 2008 10:24 pm at 10:24 pm |
  7. Life_force5

    Come on people Obama does not want those votes to count... If they did he would be losing.. I know I will vote for him in the Prim. but not in the Gen election.. lol

    March 11, 2008 10:24 pm at 10:24 pm |
  8. Mr. Lumpe

    We must hold Florida and michigan to the same standard as we would apply to our own families. If you tell your children there will be consequences for doing something against the rules...then you must follow through.

    March 11, 2008 10:25 pm at 10:25 pm |
  9. Slap Stick, FLORIDA

    I could take my Slapping Stick to our political leaders here in Florida. A mail in vote, please my grandmother would be sent a ballot and she has not been with us in over 10 years.

    50/50 split in Florida. No extra money needed!! What's wrong with Bill Nelson with this idea.

    March 11, 2008 10:26 pm at 10:26 pm |
  10. Bill

    None of this matters. Clinton will still get the Nomination regardless of what happens between now and the Convention. The backroom Democratic Machine will decide who it will be and Clinton has their support. End of story.

    March 11, 2008 10:26 pm at 10:26 pm |
  11. Judy E. from Wisconsin

    P.S. I am an Obama '08 supporter, and I believe that in all fairness there needs to be a revote according to the stated DNC rules that were laid out beforehand in both Florida and Michigan.

    March 11, 2008 10:27 pm at 10:27 pm |
  12. Eve

    They (Floridians) chose this from the beginging. That is the end of the story. The choice was made and the consequences were understood. Their bed is made and now they need to go to sleep.

    March 11, 2008 10:28 pm at 10:28 pm |
  13. John

    I find it amusing that everyone is clamoring for Florida and Michigan's votes, yet 3 months ago, everyone, including the DNC, said "Don't worry about it, it won't be a big deal".

    I didn't vote for a single one of the idiots in our (Florida) legislature responsible for this debacle, and I feel the current DNC leadership should be tossed out on it's head for their complete failure to negotiate a settlement in the Fall, before this became a typical DNC fiasco.

    March 11, 2008 10:28 pm at 10:28 pm |
  14. Jay

    Jay in Kansas clearly wants this election to go to the Supreme Court, because leaving Michigan as is where Obama followed the established rules and removed himself from contention would guarantee that.

    March 11, 2008 10:28 pm at 10:28 pm |
  15. julie, ca

    Well, they can go with what the popular vote is throughout the country....Obama...that is fair.

    March 11, 2008 10:29 pm at 10:29 pm |
  16. Phil

    The Florida House Democratic delegation must be Hillary supporters. They want to seat the delegates at the DNC without a fair election and with no penalty.

    Sorry Florida. There is no fair way to count your vote. Blame your state leaders and Howard Dean for this mess.

    March 11, 2008 10:29 pm at 10:29 pm |
  17. Tar's End

    No advertising does not equal "100% fair" and equal when one candidate has incredible name recognition and the other has an odd foreign sounding name, the vote that was taken was not fair, let the voters of Florida make an informed choice. The ones responsible for violating the rules and wasting Florida taxpayer money by having a vote that didn't count, owe the Florida taxpayers the cost of a new Primary.

    March 11, 2008 10:30 pm at 10:30 pm |
  18. D.

    Just count the one that was held in January. Voters already speaked their voice. DNC has no right to silence the voice, just count the results. And don't take away the victory that belongs to Clinton!

    March 11, 2008 10:30 pm at 10:30 pm |
  19. JosephC

    haha. Democratic Leadership to the rescue. The DNC just torpedo'd the U.S.S Shrillary and she's sinking down to the brimey bottom.

    OBAMA 08!

    March 11, 2008 10:31 pm at 10:31 pm |
  20. dave

    I agree that Obama was the only candidate runnig ads in Florida and his excuse was that he bought it nationally but when he was campaining in Tx it was only ads for Texas. I have one thing to say, stop bashing our two candidates or we will never win in November. We have two great candidates, thats why is so great!

    March 11, 2008 10:32 pm at 10:32 pm |
  21. Janet in Florida

    Above the Fray is crazy. There will be no 50/50 in fla. We are a winner take all state and we won't have it any other way.
    If we have a do-over it will be a primary since our state law won't allow anything else. For us to have a mail in they would have to change the law and I don't see that happening. So we should let our votes stand and give it to the winner Hillary Clinton. Obama is just mad that his ad's didn't work here. If our state doesn't get counted or it is given to Obama this is one Dem that will be voting for Ralph Nader or John MaCain along with alot of other Fla voters.

    March 11, 2008 10:32 pm at 10:32 pm |
  22. intellegant voter


    March 11, 2008 10:32 pm at 10:32 pm |
  23. michael

    We had a vote. I voted. Why not go with the millions of votes already counted. We all know it is hard for Florida to re-count.

    March 11, 2008 10:32 pm at 10:32 pm |
  24. RSP

    This has the Obama "faith-based" religious zealots so happy. But if you think you can just "not count" 5 million people in Michigan and Florida, you're crazy...and naive. But if you think an African-American who has spent the last two years campaigning for president instead of voting on any legislation has a chance to beat a POW, you're crazy again.

    Hillary supporters will stampede to McCain rather than vote for Obama.

    March 11, 2008 10:32 pm at 10:32 pm |
  25. Carlos

    Obama/Colin Powell '08!

    March 11, 2008 10:33 pm at 10:33 pm |
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