April 25th, 2008
08:36 PM ET
6 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. tom, Boston

    let the people vote!

    April 25, 2008 06:03 pm at 6:03 pm |
  2. pc

    FOLLOW THE RULES. IF YOU CAN'T FOLLOW THE RULES, WHAT'S THE POINT IN HAVING THEM?

    April 25, 2008 06:03 pm at 6:03 pm |
  3. Susan MO

    Their votes should count........they are Americans too :)

    Hillary 08

    April 25, 2008 06:05 pm at 6:05 pm |
  4. Texas Vet

    One thing they can't do is allocate delegates based on the two severely flawes priamaires that took place.

    I suppose they could award delgates based on the percentages of the degate count based on all the primaries up to the 31st.

    Perhaps the could look at the demographics of Florida nad Michigan and award delegates base upon the cadidates voting performance wihtin these groups.

    Whatever happens noonw will be happy. I fell sorry for the Democrats in Florida, Republicans forced them to move up the date. So we should blamed the REpbulicans instead of deceding to vote for McCain.

    April 25, 2008 06:05 pm at 6:05 pm |
  5. Retta Crawford St.Louis

    Well now they can face the voters of Michigan and Florida and the suit filed by the superdelegates that have nothing to do with the election being held early. The calls are going into Chairman ioward Dean's office as we speak and feel free to let him have the complaints heard by the rules committee instead of blocking the rules.

    In the meantime feel free to help HillaryClinton.com by making calls and contributing to our next President Hillary Clinton. Is neck and neck in Indiana and Hillary is in it to Win It!!!!

    April 25, 2008 06:05 pm at 6:05 pm |
  6. Momma for Obama MN

    the Billarys are behind this one........watch out...

    the rules are the rules, did we know go over this over and over??

    it is written..

    so what are the billary's saying or threatening with???
    oh boy...........

    by next month we should alredy have our nominee,

    Senator Obama..................

    April 25, 2008 06:05 pm at 6:05 pm |
  7. Dee Dee

    I thought this was settled long ago. Why is this surfacing again? Are they trying to make a joke out of the nomination process???

    April 25, 2008 06:07 pm at 6:07 pm |
  8. Margerie

    The dead DNC, what did they wake up from a coma?

    Who cares? If they even THINK about polluting this election with votes that all of the candidates were told would not count, they've got a fight on their hands.

    The rules did not have a clause for LOSERS like Hillary. So now is not the time for Dean to grow a spine. He waited on the sidelines for Hillary to implode this process, and true to the Clintons, she did. So go somewhere and pretend to be relevant somewhere else, Dean. You fouled this one up pretty good.

    April 25, 2008 06:07 pm at 6:07 pm |
  9. Norman

    Is Michigan going to have Obama on the ballot this time? If so, Hillary might not want a re-vote. That, or she better come up with a more despicable ads than bin Laden fear monger ads.

    April 25, 2008 06:07 pm at 6:07 pm |
  10. Arkansas Undertaker

    Thank the Lord! now maybe we can put this Florida and Michigan mess o rest!

    I'll bet they will take a long hard look next time before breaking the rules of the party.

    April 25, 2008 06:08 pm at 6:08 pm |
  11. Ca Native

    If the DNC had a delegate count like the Republican nomination process (as is awarded in the General Election) Hillary Clinton would already be the Democratic Nominee.

    But no... you guys keep monkeying with the system – frustrating voters – and keeping this mud-slinging fight going between the two dem candidates.

    Why save money for the General Election if we can use it to tear ourselves apart ... Right Howlin' Howie???

    April 25, 2008 06:08 pm at 6:08 pm |
  12. I hope

    That if MIchigan and Florida are left out that they sue the DNC – take it to othe Supreme Court if needed.

    As for Gabriel Guerra-Mondragon – what were you offered by Obama to drop Hillary.

    Hillary supporters – if Hillary is forced out of this race by dirty political tatics we should all immediately re-register as Independents. Things are smelling pretty foul to me and its going to get more dirty the more they try to get Hillary out. Obama – all the money in the world will not get you the Presidency. It will be the votes that count and only the votes. Obama – you are worse than the old politics and it will all come out.

    April 25, 2008 06:09 pm at 6:09 pm |
  13. Lisa

    Finally, Hillary will not stop until those votes are counted!!

    April 25, 2008 06:10 pm at 6:10 pm |
  14. i change from a DEM to IND

    GIVE the nomination to to Obama.

    But when you have a LARGE group of women, older voters and blue collar voters go to McCain then don't blaim that on CLINTON.

    Blaim it on her supports. We like CLINTON because of what she offers. But some how if we like CLINTON then its because we are racists.

    Actually you can blaim it on Pelosi. I am sick of people blaiming the clintons for bring the party down just because we vote for her. I thought this was a free country and we could vote for who we want.

    April 25, 2008 06:11 pm at 6:11 pm |
  15. Mad in Florida

    They better do the right thing and have our votes count... or Florida will erupt for McCain!

    April 25, 2008 06:11 pm at 6:11 pm |
  16. Peter

    Good job, Dems. Way to react in a timely manner.

    April 25, 2008 06:11 pm at 6:11 pm |
  17. STORY

    THAT GUY MONDRAGON
    HEAVENS KNOW HOW MUCH PRESSURE OBAMA´S TEAM IS EXERTING ON CLINTON PEOPLE TO SWITCH¡¡¡¡¡¡
    GUESS WHAT??
    PEOPLE LIKE MONDRAGON. RICHARDSON, CLINTON DOES NOT NEED
    I DO NOT EVEN WANT TO SAY WHAT I THINK OF PEOPLE LIKE THEM
    THERE IS NAME AND A CATEGORY FOR SUCH PEOPLE, I

    April 25, 2008 06:12 pm at 6:12 pm |
  18. D.Casey

    I think that the delegates could be seated 50/50 and that the popular vote should be split that way, too.

    Hillary Clinton wants to flip-flop on her agreement on how the Florida and Michigan primaries would be handled because she is desperate to find *some* sort of way to make her fuzzy math work.. to convince super-delegates she is winning. Anyone with half a brain should be able to see what she is doing.

    Now she says it is disenfranchising these states... listen, NO ONE is guaranteed the right to select a party candidate. We are guaranteed the right to vote on the candidates for the general election.

    How can anyone first agree to abide by a set a rules and then later, say they didn't and want to change things? Sure she wants the Michigan votes... she won because she was the only one on the ballot.!

    It's flip-flopping of the most egregious sort... heck, it's plain lying, but then, that doesn't seem to be a problem for Senator Clinton.

    Seat the delegates 50/50; split the popular vote the same way. If Florida and Michigan want to make a difference, they can vote at the convention. What's the problem? None... except if you are trying to cajole super-delegates ahead of the convention!

    April 25, 2008 06:13 pm at 6:13 pm |
  19. Why not?????

    Just make some kind of decision. This election can not get to November soon enough for me. I support Hillary but will vote for McCain. I can stand four years of Mccain better then one day of Obama as President. Let him steal this primary we will have McCain as President.

    April 25, 2008 06:14 pm at 6:14 pm |
  20. aliou salam FL

    divide according to the number of delegates already accummulated by each candidate.

    Mrs. Clinton didn't win anything because there was no contest. I stayed home because there votes didn't count.

    April 25, 2008 06:14 pm at 6:14 pm |
  21. John

    Well these delegates need to be seated at the DNC however they can not change the outcome the primary race.

    April 25, 2008 06:14 pm at 6:14 pm |
  22. Mark C

    Why ?? I don't understand how these states should get a pat on the back after violating the DNC party Rules. When i was growing up, if i broke the rules , i got grounded. These states should have there delegates taken away from them end of story. Once again Florida does not know how to Vote. You will not mess up another election for us again. Michigan see you in 2012. RULES ARE RULES !!! You are ripping the party apart from the inside out.

    April 25, 2008 06:15 pm at 6:15 pm |
  23. sharon mize

    I think if the dnc wants to change something they should do so after the elections now not in mid-stream but i guess if obama starts to lose they'll have to do something to avoid a riot that is just a shame this country is so sceard of this black man and the rest of the blacks in this country what is up with that? what happened to informing the public about all candidates including B.H.O. do you realize had you done your job at the beginning of this race it would probably be a lot different had the voters known on feb.2nd vote about what a shister he really is don't you in the media think you let the public down really bad just because Oprah liked him!!!

    April 25, 2008 06:15 pm at 6:15 pm |
  24. wd in calgary

    Again... THERE WERE NO DEMOCRATIC PARTY PRIMARIES IN MICHIGAN OR FLORIDA. Have enough backbone to stand up to what was put up. How about... Grow Up! If this mincing and twisting produces ANY negative outcome for Obama – consider the party eternally labelled racists!

    April 25, 2008 06:15 pm at 6:15 pm |
  25. Grif

    Did I make a Comment?? No maybe not... Justice!

    April 25, 2008 06:16 pm at 6:16 pm |
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