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. iammsmaam

    What has Hillary done? She has all this talk about being ready on day one to lead. Where is her experience coming from? If her having slept with Bill is what she is talking about then Paula, Monica and I am sure the list can continue can claim they are ready on day one as well

    March 11, 2008 10:59 pm at 10:59 pm |
  2. James

    Obama is so scared if Florida and Michigan get to vote again because he knows he will lose. Obama says he wants them to do a re-vote, but we all know that he really doesn't want them to vote again. Obama is a fake. If he really wanted them to vote again, then he should be like Hillary and do everything he can for a re-vote.

    March 11, 2008 10:59 pm at 10:59 pm |
  3. PCS / North Carolina

    Sameer wrote March 11th, 2008 10:01 pm ET

    "Obama is the root cause of splitting the party, it would have not happened if anyone against Hillary but Obama."

    You must be kidding !!

    March 11, 2008 11:01 pm at 11:01 pm |
  4. Trev

    So, the people are punished for the actions of the GOP. On top of that, Obama supporters are happy that millions of voices will not be heard.


    March 11, 2008 11:02 pm at 11:02 pm |
  5. J E Hughel

    The vote should stand. People made a choice on their voting day... and it should be honored.

    March 11, 2008 11:02 pm at 11:02 pm |
  6. Jan

    How come no one is pointing fingers at the REPUBLICAN lawmakers in Florida who scheduled the primary early? They figured out how to screw the democrats-again!!!

    March 11, 2008 11:02 pm at 11:02 pm |
  7. Eric

    I believe in a 45/55 split in favor of Obama because Hillary cheated. She had no business accepting the victory in the state.

    March 11, 2008 11:03 pm at 11:03 pm |
  8. betty mina

    i already voted and that is enough. why do we voters have to suffer? please consider florida delegates as we have voted.

    March 11, 2008 11:04 pm at 11:04 pm |
  9. Michael Dunn

    Well the Republicans stripped the states of half their delegates, why not do the same and seat them as is? even if seated as is, Hillary only gains about 45 delegates, she still looses the race! The only argument I've heard that makes sense against seating them any more is that Howard Dean will have no clout what-so-ever moving forward.

    March 11, 2008 11:04 pm at 11:04 pm |
  10. RSP

    Those on this blog are easy to read. Those who want to strip Florida and Michigan of their delegates are Obama supporters. Those who wanted them counted, and the original count, are Hillary supporters. Once again, the Democrats are divided, and this won't go away.

    March 11, 2008 11:05 pm at 11:05 pm |
  11. aware

    Seat the delegates as voted. Everyone was on the ballot and Barack was the only one who ran an ad there. He should have no complaint.

    Hillary the HOPE of 08 or McCain! 🙂

    March 11, 2008 11:05 pm at 11:05 pm |
  12. Former Obama supporter

    Going 50/50 won't solve anything. Hillary won, period. Obama needs to just let them seat the delegates based on the results. Going 50/50 will be a slap across the Floridians faces.

    March 11, 2008 11:06 pm at 11:06 pm |
  13. Azar

    Equal division of the delegates in Michigan and Florida.

    March 11, 2008 11:07 pm at 11:07 pm |
  14. AJ, Ca

    Latinos Vote DEM, period. Who you trying to scare? They only voted for her because they know the Clinton last name, and the way it's going, that last name will not be very attractive for long. Latinos vote dem. A Tidalwave is coming this November, and his name is Barack.

    March 11, 2008 11:07 pm at 11:07 pm |
  15. Deport Florida

    The government should divert the entire 2009 defense budget ... plus whatever else it takes ... to building an enormous saw and severing Florida from the rest of our otherwise coherant union. Think about it. It's the only answer. One giant slice along the state's northern border and shove em' out to sea.

    March 11, 2008 11:08 pm at 11:08 pm |
  16. R Lowe

    They should split them 50/50.
    The rules were the rules, Why do you want to change them now.
    A re-vote is to costly.

    March 11, 2008 11:08 pm at 11:08 pm |
  17. Love Hill

    my message don't get displayed. But I will still keep writing.
    There is no need for a re-vote in Florida because neither Obama nor Hillary campaigned there. Both candidates were on the ballot. People came out in drove to vote anyway. So let the vote stand.

    The only place we should re-vote is Michigan, simply because Obama was not on the ballot.

    March 11, 2008 11:09 pm at 11:09 pm |
  18. Davo

    So the PEOPLE of Florida should not have their voice heard because of a few group leaders in the democratic party and the Republican governor? Bullcrap. I want to see the DNC calling people in FL and MI a$king for money for their November campaign, saying 'we need to re-gain the Whitehouse'.....bla bla bla...I might as well then vote for McCain. How's that?

    March 11, 2008 11:10 pm at 11:10 pm |
  19. Nick

    Have the people VOTE to see how they should VOTE!

    This is getting ridiculous. Either pull a Republican move (count only half the delegates) or don't count them at all. They broke the rules; it's the principle of the thing.

    March 11, 2008 11:10 pm at 11:10 pm |
  20. Chris in FL

    I am a Florida voter and it is not our fault, blame it on the DNC. On the 29th of Jan we had a record turnout. My 84 year old mother in a wheelchair and I voted because we wanted to show our support for our candidate. We all had the same opportunity, the delegates should seated as such.

    March 11, 2008 11:10 pm at 11:10 pm |
  21. New York expat in Santo Domingo

    Speaking of votes – last time I checked your own predictions for TEXAS, including cacuses, shows Obama picked up 5 more delegates than HRC.

    Why aren't you reporting this and WHY are Wolf Blitzer and Candy Crowley still talking about Hillary's "wins" in Ohio and Texas and Hillary's shift in momentum (Obama won the delegate match-up in TEXAS, and since, Wyoming and Mississippi)?

    THIS IS BOGUS. How do your directors, fact-checkers and governing board justify this? Give us some IMPORTANT accurate news.

    March 12, 2008 12:06 am at 12:06 am |
  22. Andrew, Wellington, NZ

    I am astounded at the level of complexity in the American democratic system. What happened to one person, one vote? This system of votes deciding on the percentage split of delegates, although sometimes not directly, and then delegates able to change their mind at the conference and therefore cancelling out any votes that were made to direct them which way to vote. And the superdelegates who have a "higher power" vote. And then to have a time limit rule that makes all votes in one place void is ridiculous.
    Its almost undemocratic ...

    March 12, 2008 12:06 am at 12:06 am |
  23. jim schrepfer

    give Hillary the 55% she won
    give Barack the other 45%
    then give Barack 5 more super delegates for each state because he followed the rules

    March 12, 2008 12:08 am at 12:08 am |

    If u told your child not to break a rule in your house and then u see them about to do it, and u tell them if u do that I will ground u for a week. Then the child does it and u ground the child, do u then in two days say its ok your not grounded anymore. Come on people get real
    this is whay rule are put in place.

    March 12, 2008 12:08 am at 12:08 am |
  25. Rex, Houghton, MI

    Clinton supporter must oppose a revote in Florida because they know that the people of Florida have had enough time to see Obama and Clinton side-by-side and they will vote for Obama.

    March 12, 2008 12:08 am at 12:08 am |
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