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. Dadedi

    I just want to say that we are not serious with our reasoning. What is the need for a 50/50 split? You are better off leaving the Floridians alone. Afterall they will vote for republicans in the fall.

    March 11, 2008 10:33 pm at 10:33 pm |
  2. Laura

    Whis a 50/50 split fair to?

    March 11, 2008 10:33 pm at 10:33 pm |
  3. joan freeney Tampa Fl

    Andrew, The facts are that both campaigns held "fundraisers" in Florida before the primary election and Obama even ran commercials. Yes Hillary was in Florida the day of the primary, she was not campaigning and most of us did not know she was here til the votes were counted. And to be perfectly clear both candidates were on the ballot!

    March 11, 2008 10:33 pm at 10:33 pm |
  4. lew rashkin

    Split the votes evenly and get on with it.

    March 11, 2008 10:34 pm at 10:34 pm |
  5. bond

    Break the rules pay the penalty. End of story. Quit whining!

    Scoreboard Obama

    March 11, 2008 10:34 pm at 10:34 pm |
  6. B. Smart

    . . . .Floridians have had eight long years to get their act together and prepare
    for an election. You would think that after a stolen election and 8 Bush
    years later they would be ready on day one. Please don' let us have to
    wait for them to count chads again

    Obama. 08.

    March 11, 2008 10:34 pm at 10:34 pm |
  7. Teresa W.

    The the State of Florida cannot afford to do a re-vote. Since 2006, Florida has had 2 major hurricanes. They're still trying to clean up that mess. I don't blame the DNC for opposing the re-vote. Clinton went against the rules. The deal is done. Now, deal with that.

    Obama 2008

    March 11, 2008 10:35 pm at 10:35 pm |
  8. Gillis, Phoenix, Arizona

    There's no way in hell that those deligates would be seated as is. The rule is the rule. They are determined to change the rules and steal this nomination. Every time a black person demonstrates superiority you simply change the rules. SHAME, SHAME, SHAME!

    March 11, 2008 10:35 pm at 10:35 pm |
  9. {Nanue} Let's Keep It Real

    What kind of FRACKELL NACKKEL BULL is this? Rules r rules! How can we as americans attempt to help establish Afghanistan with democracy & free & honest elections but yet and still spinless Howard Dean was considering to break the rules. Maybe he got a phone call!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Police Officer (STL)
    Obama supporter

    March 11, 2008 10:35 pm at 10:35 pm |
  10. Allen

    Please CATMOM.... Give it a break.... Your crook is having to walk back through all the old political mud she's slung about this whole champange... She's LOSING!!!!!!

    March 11, 2008 10:36 pm at 10:36 pm |
  11. Ron


    March 11, 2008 10:36 pm at 10:36 pm |
  12. Relax Joe

    50/50 won't happen.

    Florida wants the vote to stand.

    It either stands or a re-vote.

    50/50 is moronic and absurd.

    March 11, 2008 10:37 pm at 10:37 pm |
  13. ClintonSTRONG!!

    They know the Latin and Cuban vote there will easily go for HILLARY!

    HIllary!! Hillary!

    Obama cannot win the general election..I am rejoicing in every RED state he wins..It goes to show you how fallen the democrats are there..

    March 11, 2008 10:38 pm at 10:38 pm |
  14. Dian Mo

    Y2K there was Florida recount. If Democrats want to win 2008 presidential election, the 210 delegates should divided by the existing rule and existing voting results.

    March 11, 2008 10:39 pm at 10:39 pm |
  15. Janet in Florida

    James in Bama needs to get his facts straight. Not everyone played fair. Obama was caught running ad's in Fla. Hillary and everyone else played fair not HIM.

    March 11, 2008 10:40 pm at 10:40 pm |
  16. Mark

    Since neither Obama nor Clinton campained in Florida and they both were on the ballot there, Florida delegates should be seated as is.

    And since Obama was not on the ballot in Michigan, they should have a redo in some way there, mail-in or any other.

    This will be fair to both candidates and will save a lot of money and efforts.

    Dems '08

    March 11, 2008 10:40 pm at 10:40 pm |
  17. Gillis, Phoenix, Arizona

    I know I am willing to donate $1000 for a revote.

    March 11, 2008 10:42 pm at 10:42 pm |
  18. Tony

    Idiots.. thats all I seem to see here. Hillary has made some of you people just as divisive as her campaign. Rules are rules, nobody cared about Michigan and Florida until Hillary started loosing.

    I guess the Patriots should ask for a rematch too since they felt they were destined? Give me a break..

    March 11, 2008 10:42 pm at 10:42 pm |
  19. Patrick

    They're saying they want to seat the January election delegates. Since they were the ones that got us into this mess I'm thinking their opinion is worth just about NOTHING right now.

    March 11, 2008 10:43 pm at 10:43 pm |
  20. Alice Rea

    Florida should leave the vote as is. Barack was on the ticket. He wasn't invisible.

    Just seat the delegates.

    Michigan is the only one they should redo.

    March 11, 2008 10:44 pm at 10:44 pm |
  21. Independent-voter, Salt Lake City, UT

    Both candidates agreed to the rules. I think its wise to leave it at that, next time Florida & Michigan will be wiser.

    What's done is done.

    OBAMA 08!

    March 11, 2008 10:44 pm at 10:44 pm |
  22. Floridian

    ...sigh...Let them campaign and do another vote. I can't see how anyone can justify an election without campaigning. Florida will go republican in the end because of Hillary...if only she could have kept her word.

    March 11, 2008 10:44 pm at 10:44 pm |
  23. Alice Rea

    Hillary won Florida.
    Leave it and forget it.

    March 11, 2008 10:44 pm at 10:44 pm |
  24. Marie K

    I am against having a recount in Florida and Michigan. They broke the rules. They wanted to have a larger say in the democratic nomination by holding their primaried earlier. Noe, if we did do a "revote" they will end up being that "deciding factor" in the democratic nominee.

    They broke the rules... let them vote in November!

    March 11, 2008 10:45 pm at 10:45 pm |
  25. John from Cape Cod

    This does'nt surprise me. I'm sure the GOP is Loving it!
    DNC get your act together. Your your own worse enemy.

    March 11, 2008 10:46 pm at 10:46 pm |
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