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. opeluboy

    The Dems are going to find a way to blow this. I think the Daily Show has aptly titled this primary season. Clinton is doing all she can to elect McCain.

    Of course Clinton, and her backers in Florida especially, do not believe they must abide by any rules.

    I can understand how Repugnicans can vote for her, but how people calling themselves Democrats can vote for this sleazeball is beyond me.

    March 11, 2008 10:46 pm at 10:46 pm |
  2. anti-Latino

    Latinos have no reason to be aganist Obama. Latinos are very racist and never took a stand in the civil rights fight in the 60's. Where were the hispanics during the Civil Rights Movement? This is your chance to have a candidate for everyone. The Whites and Blacks alike will vote for Obama. Why cant the Latinos see that Hillary is not Bill Clinton and she that Hillary can not win. She is too far behind in the delegate count.

    March 11, 2008 10:46 pm at 10:46 pm |
  3. rudy

    I am a Floridian who is a Democrat. If our votes don't count now, they may very well not count in the general election. To all of you Obama supporters who do not want our votes to count now because it may give you a short term advantage,EXPERIENCE has taught me that what you crave now may be your NIGHTMARE tommorrow.

    March 11, 2008 10:47 pm at 10:47 pm |
  4. Luke

    They do not want another vote because they want the previous vote to count. You Obama supporters are too thick to see that. Open your ears to what Obama is saying, you will hear nothing at all. If he gets the nomination you better believe I am voting for the only person left qualified, McCain.

    Hillary 08 and beyond

    March 11, 2008 10:47 pm at 10:47 pm |
  5. Texas Voter

    You can write off Florida in November if they don't let them attend the convention. Florida's white older population will vote for the GOP. Obama can't carry the swing states of Florida, Ohio, Tennessee and New Jersey. Another 4 years of a Republican if Obama is the candidate.

    March 11, 2008 10:48 pm at 10:48 pm |
  6. Ray Ito

    How come Florida is always a political problem spot in America? They always like to inject confusion in the political process – they need to get their act together – and fast!

    March 11, 2008 10:48 pm at 10:48 pm |
  7. Dan Hussein Smith, TX

    Hillary won about 50% of the vote in FL and she should get that vote. Obama should take the votes that did not go to Hillary. That would be 50%.

    March 11, 2008 10:48 pm at 10:48 pm |
  8. Audrey

    I agree with DNC. They moved up their primary before time and shouldn't be rewarded for doing it. They shouldn't be counted at all.

    March 11, 2008 10:48 pm at 10:48 pm |
  9. Chuck

    So what happens when the Republicans win FL and MI because people were not happy about being left out?

    Remember, a Republican legislature and a Republican governor made he changes.

    March 11, 2008 10:49 pm at 10:49 pm |
  10. jeremy

    they shouldn't get a revote. the florida democrats clearly went against the national democrats wishes and should be punished.

    the only reason this is an issue is because the clintons are losing the election.

    12 years of bush and 8 years of clinton is enough family time for our country. obama is CHANGE.

    our country is not a monarchy as some families want it to be.

    March 11, 2008 10:50 pm at 10:50 pm |
  11. Bob G.

    Now here is the Perfect Solution:

    Let's play SURVIVOR where HRC and BHO go into the Okefenokee Swamp by themselves and they try to "outsmart, outpower, outfight, and outwit" and whoever comes out of the swamp wins ALL the Florida delegates.

    Then on the other side it wouldn't be fair cause we all know that HRC will survive and come out on top just like she did last time!

    March 11, 2008 10:51 pm at 10:51 pm |
  12. barb

    Why can't Florida have a caucus? Saves the cost of paper ballots and counting errors which Florida is known for. The voters will simply cast their physical presence rather than a ballot. How expensive is that? Precinct captains are volunteers. I think that would be so effective!

    March 11, 2008 10:51 pm at 10:51 pm |
  13. park more, New Orleans

    The peopled voted. It is not a game, you sould respect the people vote or you all these voters may move to Rep.

    Hillary won in Flor and Mich, lest's count

    March 11, 2008 10:51 pm at 10:51 pm |
  14. Tina ny, ny

    most of the obama supporters don't want florida re-vote because they know he would lose. This just shows how pathetic they are. I hope none of the florida and michigan vote for democrat in november.

    March 11, 2008 10:53 pm at 10:53 pm |
  15. jeremy


    your comments have no merit. hillary is the one to divide the party with her finger pointing and fear mongering. she runs a campaign like the GOP.

    March 11, 2008 10:53 pm at 10:53 pm |
  16. Hillery 08

    THeir he goes again. Why can;t he just not do that. What is this Stalingrad?

    March 11, 2008 10:53 pm at 10:53 pm |
  17. fran from canada

    I don't think Florida should have a re vote. You can't change the rules in the middle of the game. They were told ahead of time and should have to deal with the consequences. I agree with Kim Lee about the lies and cheating.

    March 11, 2008 10:53 pm at 10:53 pm |
  18. JV

    Living in Florida has proven to be a nightmare! I cannot believe that our votes will not count! Florida keeps proving to the world that it is dumb!

    March 11, 2008 10:54 pm at 10:54 pm |
  19. D G

    Hispanics March 11th, 2008 9:58 pm ET

    I dont see why the DNC wants a re-vote in Florida when all the candidates names were on the ballot. In any case, most Latinos will vote for McCain in the General election.

    Do you speak for an entire group of poeple?

    For anyone to suggest that any group is that monolithic is quite insulting.

    March 11, 2008 10:55 pm at 10:55 pm |
  20. Johnny4President!

    What about John Edwards? Shouldn't his delegates be counted as well? If Florida had counted, he might have stayed in a little longer! John Edwards could be the nominee! We have to do the whole thing over again! (Sarcasm practically dripping from previous statements). It's sheer idiocy to say that Florida and Michigan should count. They broke the rules, now they have to live with the consequences. If you don't like it, don't reelect the guys and gals who broke the rules and flew in the face of the DNC- it's not hard to figure out.

    March 11, 2008 10:55 pm at 10:55 pm |
  21. independent

    that's because hillary already won. both names were on the ballot. only obama ran commercials there. hillary won and florida knows it.

    March 11, 2008 10:56 pm at 10:56 pm |
  22. Naina

    After looking at the Mississippi primary and seeing that 91 percent of African Americans voted for Obama, this is definitely about race, no matter how much anyone denies it. We need to stop pretending that there is no racial divide in this country, but there is a very very subtle underlying discrimination between races, between gender in this country.

    March 11, 2008 10:56 pm at 10:56 pm |
  23. Jay

    Hey Roger, AR and was known months ago that Michigan and Florida wouldn't count. Why is it just now an outrage?

    March 11, 2008 10:57 pm at 10:57 pm |
  24. Obama '08

    You know what if those idiots in Florida want to count the vote as was tallied in January, as well as Michigan even though Obama wasn't on the ballot, go for it... 'cause you know what? If you add those delegates to the totals OBAMA WILL STILL BE IN THE LEAD!!

    Hillary's new slogan: "Math – makes me cry!"

    March 11, 2008 10:57 pm at 10:57 pm |

    You morons haven't held one election that wasn't a complete debacle in more than a decade.

    March 11, 2008 10:58 pm at 10:58 pm |
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