April 25th, 2008
08:36 PM ET
7 years ago

DNC to meet next month on Michigan and Florida

(CNN) — The Democratic National Committee's Rules and Bylaws Committee — which is tasked with ruling how to seat Florida and Michigan delegates at the party's summer convention — will meet next month to discuss the situation in Washington, D.C.

"The main item of business on the Committee’s agenda will be the consideration of two pending challenges," write committee co-chairs Alexis Herman and Jim Roosevelt Jr. in a memo sent to members Friday. "We hope you are able to attend this very important RBC meeting."


Filed under: DNC • Florida • Michigan
soundoff (233 Responses)
  1. Stefanie

    Each candidates supporters have said nasty thingsabout the other candidate...how about we all act like adults?

    Speaking of acting like adults, how about we follow the rules? That means that none of the delegates should get counted since the FL and MI government didn't follow the rules AND ALL of the candidates agreed that no delegates would be seated beacause of this. If they are needed, split them 50/50.

    Don't blame Obama for "disenfranchising" voters...Clinton agreed to do the same thing, until she realized she didn't wrap this up by Super Tuesday. Besides, there is no right to vote in a PRIMARY, hence, no disenfranchised voters...

    April 25, 2008 08:09 pm at 8:09 pm |
  2. Stefanie

    Each candidates supporters have said nasty thingsabout the other candidate…how about we all act like adults?

    Speaking of acting like adults, how about we follow the rules? That means that none of the delegates should get counted since the FL and MI government didn't follow the rules AND ALL of the candidates agreed that no delegates would be seated beacause of this. If they are needed, split them 50/50.

    Don't blame Obama for "disenfranchising" voters…Clinton agreed to do the same thing, until she realized she didn't wrap this up by Super Tuesday. Besides, there is no right to vote in a PRIMARY, hence, no disenfranchised voters…

    April 25, 2008 08:09 pm at 8:09 pm |
  3. mary

    I am from Michigan and if the DNC won't accept my vote in Jan. then they will lose it in November.

    April 25, 2008 08:10 pm at 8:10 pm |
  4. A.J. in Fla

    Rules are rules and must be honored. Florida and Michigan DEMOCRAT voters do not count, what about that.... !!!! Way to go Democrats. You really show us how to be in charge. God help us...!!!!

    An by the way, all of you disenfranchised Democrat voters are very much welcome to vote Republican in November.

    April 25, 2008 08:10 pm at 8:10 pm |
  5. Jon in MN

    As an Independent who votes considerably more often with and for Democrats than Republicans, I can sympathize with the dilemma the Democrats find themselves in now, but they MUST NOT yield to pressure to pardon states that violated the rules.

    If the DNC won't enforce their punishment, then I'll punish the DNC by voting a strict Republican ticket down the ballot.

    Me, my wife and sons love our congresswoman, but we can't support a party that can't or won't keep basic discipline in their ranks. Sorry Betty.

    April 25, 2008 08:11 pm at 8:11 pm |
  6. Monica

    I cannot believe there are still people on these posts complaining about Wright. You act like he gave the same sermon every Sunday for 20 years and Obama sat there listening to it. Well since you are all so self rightuous, I am pretty sure that you weren't there so what the hell do you know what he was listening to?

    April 25, 2008 08:11 pm at 8:11 pm |
  7. annoyed

    One sorry excuse for a party.

    The new Obama supporters also added a new dimension of hate and insults.

    I can't pinch my nose tight enough to vote Obama.

    April 25, 2008 08:11 pm at 8:11 pm |
  8. Key West Sun

    People this is the Democratic Party, nothing new, we have no rules, try to read the rulebook, it says 3 different thing in three different places. Why do you think most politicans are lawyers. Pledged delegates are not even really pledged, when the convention get here anybody can vote for anybody, we add votes and delegates but really it means nothing, they can all just do whatever they want. DNC bet the D word could end in double s.

    April 25, 2008 08:11 pm at 8:11 pm |
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