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. mikenmississippi

    Hillary supporters UNITE...Obama might have won a battle...but the war is not over!!!!!!!!!!! Hillary 2008

    March 12, 2008 12:12 am at 12:12 am |
  2. Texas

    Well if they don't revote or seat the first vote then it will be up the the DNC to vote for the nominee cause it's a deadlock and when they vote for Clinton. Then Clinton supports can say those are the rules! Clinton is trying to give the american people their choice for president not the DNC.

    March 12, 2008 12:13 am at 12:13 am |
  3. KP

    As a resident of Florida and as an American who voted in the primary. The only people to blame for this mess are Florida's state politicians who voted for moving up the primary even though they knew the DNC threats! Now, I dunno about Michigan but I'm sure their politicians should be blamed also.

    March 12, 2008 12:14 am at 12:14 am |
  4. Riskco Cartel

    If Flordia and MI wanted their voices to count they should have said something a year and half ago, no excuses. If Obama wins the nomination latinos say they will vote for the other side, like this would be a suprise. If Clinton wins where will the black vote go, no where because they will not vote for her because they know she cheated and want be apart of it at all, so McCain wins without a doubt. NO Black vote, No Win forget what you heard, that's for all parties involved.

    March 12, 2008 12:14 am at 12:14 am |

    all u disillusioned billary supporters. i wonder what monica lewinsky will say of gov. spitzer!!!!!!!

    March 12, 2008 12:15 am at 12:15 am |
  6. Paul

    Florida didn't follow the rules and shouldn't get their delegates sat. Same for Michigan. The rules were agreed to a year and a half ago. Why should Florida and Michigan get to be above the rules?

    March 12, 2008 12:16 am at 12:16 am |
  7. Lori

    Again the political machine speaks for the American voters.

    The electoral college needs to be abolished. What makes me even more angry is the fact that Florida and Michigan STATE LEADERS decided to have their elections out of schedule - thereby guaranteeing these votes would not count.

    What does that tell you??? Somebody in the STATE LEADERSHIP for Florida and Michigan has a favorite candidate ... gee.. wonder who that would be???



    March 12, 2008 12:16 am at 12:16 am |
  8. david

    OMG I just saw mc cain beat hukkabe 110,826 to 17,506 votes that must be mostly white voters ...... wow

    March 12, 2008 12:17 am at 12:17 am |
  9. RFB

    I would like someone to tell me the difference between what Farraro said "If Obama weren't black he wouldn't be where he is" and what is constantly being said on CNN regarding the states that are projected to be Obama's because of the large black population in selected states. They both say that Obama is winning because he is black and getting the black vote. SOMEONE PLEASE TELL ME THE DIFFERENCE!!!

    March 12, 2008 12:19 am at 12:19 am |
  10. Hispanic Woman For OBAMA

    Solution to Florida & Michigan: split the delegates 50/50 and everyone goes home happy. If you haven’t been paying attention, Hillary has already split the Democratic Party. Giver her half of the delegates before she destroys the democrats chance at wining in the general election.

    March 12, 2008 12:20 am at 12:20 am |
  11. Kurt

    I am a die hard Clinton supporter. There is no way I will ever vote for Obama. I will probably not vote. If the democratic party wants to elect Obama. GO AHEAD! I can not wait to see McCain eat his lunch.

    March 12, 2008 12:20 am at 12:20 am |
  12. dilmont

    In other words, "We look forward to working with everyone except we won't."

    March 12, 2008 12:23 am at 12:23 am |
  13. LB, Virginia

    Don't believe when they tell you the Republicans did it! THe democrats introduced the bill and voted unanimously for it, don't give me crap about amendments, etc.

    Florida should suffer for what the did– you played chicken and you lost! If you're mad you can vote out your elected officials at the state level.

    March 12, 2008 12:24 am at 12:24 am |
  14. Amparo

    count us in. We deserve to be counted. We voted, count us in.

    March 12, 2008 12:25 am at 12:25 am |
  15. Not an Idiot

    OK folks, its this simple:


    There should be a re-vote or no vote count at all, otherwise the PEOPLE in MI and FL not Obama, not Clinton it is the PEOPLE who will lose.

    To count the votes as they stand is simply unfair to the voters/non-voters who were told their vote would mean nothing - so they stayed home and did not vote.

    Think about it this way. A re-vote may help or hurt either candidate. If a re-vote is done then the popular vote wins, so do the people, so does the party, so does the country and so does fairness.

    March 12, 2008 12:26 am at 12:26 am |
  16. Anonymous

    Those voters are Democratic Florida Primary participants, who should abide by the Democratic Party rules. This is not a general election! They can vote in November.

    March 12, 2008 12:26 am at 12:26 am |
  17. Will

    I heard of some places in Florida where Obama wasn't on the ballot and people had to write him in if they wanted to vote for him.

    March 12, 2008 12:26 am at 12:26 am |
  18. RFB

    To catmon, I totally agree with you. A 50-50 split would just be another case of the Obama party cheating on getting ahead. They were the ones that had ads running in FL, and I don't believe that they couldn't stop them. It was just their way of cheating once again. When will people realize how corrupt this man really is, it will be too late after they put him in the White House.

    March 12, 2008 12:26 am at 12:26 am |
  19. Bruce

    Split them in half

    March 12, 2008 12:27 am at 12:27 am |
  20. Obama supporter / Billary protestor

    Florida can't even make the correct decision on this one.

    So sorry Billary your ploy to steal the election again is being foiled.

    All these people now crying over this issue now that Billary can't win need to cool it, their non-sense is getting old.

    If it is truly about the voters and seating the delagates the fair thing would be spliting them 50/50 and calling it a draw. I'm sure all the bingo parties for Billary wouldn't want that though.

    Almost there Barack bring us home!

    March 12, 2008 12:28 am at 12:28 am |
  21. Thomas Baker

    Does anyone happen to think this has anything to do with the fact that Hillary carried Florida and wants their delegates for the desperation win and has absolutely nothing to do with the voters? I would imagine she could care less if Obama carried Florida/Michigan and would stalwartly defend the rules instituted by the party.

    March 12, 2008 12:33 am at 12:33 am |
  22. wow

    all i have to say is wow to the comments left here by obama supporters.

    1. 50/50 is the dumbest thing ive heard. thats no different than disenfranchising the voters.

    2. obama WAS on the ballot in florida, the4 it was FAIR and the votes should stick.

    3. not having a redo goes against obama's whole campaign about doing what the voters want – how can he claim to be a democrat but tell 5 million voters that their vots dont count.

    if obama is so certain he is the best then why does he care if there is a revote – maybe he is scared

    March 12, 2008 12:35 am at 12:35 am |
  23. RFB

    Everyone is saying that FL should be a re-do bacause a lot of people didn't vote because they thought it would not count, so they say this is not fair to Obama. Well don't you think just as many Clinton voters stayed home as did the Obama voters for that reason? So with that in mind it seems that if everyone that wanted to vote had voted the ratio would have ended up the same. With Hillary winning. With that in mind, the vote should stand. I agree that MI should have a re-vote, but it should be a primary, not a caucus where only certain people can participate.

    March 12, 2008 12:35 am at 12:35 am |
  24. eRIC

    Florida has voted with all candidates on the ballots, why it cannot be counted as is?

    Re-do is unconstitutional.

    March 12, 2008 12:37 am at 12:37 am |
  25. borg

    Dems are shooting at their feet with both barrels, they will manage to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory and we'll have Bush-3

    March 12, 2008 12:38 am at 12:38 am |
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