April 25th, 2008
08:36 PM ET
10 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. Sue in Fl

    I am having voters remorse. My vote went to Hillary...I now volunteer for Obama.

    April 25, 2008 06:32 pm at 6:32 pm |
  2. Roger

    Alright! So no one should be pressuring Hillary to drop out of this race. The DNC know that Obama isn't electable.

    April 25, 2008 06:32 pm at 6:32 pm |
  3. Blake

    Look, they KNEW the consequences when they broke the rules...

    Thats why there are rules in the first place. If the DNC made the rules they need to enforce them.


    April 25, 2008 06:33 pm at 6:33 pm |
  4. gloria pitman

    i heard oboma has lawyers stopping went went down in florida and michigan. it wasnt hillarys fault he was not on the ticket the people voted for her because they want her as president. if it were oboma won there he would want florida and michigan to count. its not fair to hillary or the people of those two states. look how oboma sat with his family in that church for quite a few years and some people seem to have forgotten. if oboma admitted the truth he knows rev. wright felt that way about america for awhile admit it oboma. thank you gloria

    April 25, 2008 06:33 pm at 6:33 pm |
  5. California Girl

    Be fair to Michigan and Florida voters. Their votes must count.

    April 25, 2008 06:33 pm at 6:33 pm |
  6. Montana is Obama Country

    Split them down the middle if they are equal but if uneven then give Barack the extra one due to being an enduring candidate.

    Hillary should have points taken away for being such a pant-suit wearing bag!!!....... Cant trust her at all..!!!

    Yes.. We... Can...

    April 25, 2008 06:34 pm at 6:34 pm |
  7. Rosemary Storaska

    Well, I guess we shall know when to kick in high gear the Democrats for McCain movement who are increasing in numbers. Not much of a choice in Obama and given today's news the skies are getting even more cloudy. Women never quit and any male who says we will unite for the sake of the party is totally wrapped behind their male ego. Unite behind what? Pelosi? Kennedy? Kerry?

    Obama is killing the Democratic party and causing it to split between black and white lines as evidenced yesterday in even the discussion on the VIEW with its new Black host.

    April 25, 2008 06:34 pm at 6:34 pm |
  8. Bill in Illinois

    It just seems that the Democrats can't do anything right and that is the reason that I have decided to vote for McCain. I was going to vote Dem this year but they have made a mockery of their own election process.

    All this whole process has done is demonstrate how low they will stoop (at least how low Hillary will stoop) and it tells me that there is no way I want to see this type of leadership running our country.

    April 25, 2008 06:34 pm at 6:34 pm |
  9. Venus

    Better get all of your facts regarding this! This race is over and has been prior to Ohio primary! The news-media knows it's over but Hillary is clinging to the throne!

    This set-up meeting is going to look like the DNC is doing some thing because there is report of a protest of about 700-people from Florida be traveling to DC – next month to protest that they want the votes counted.

    This is linked to Hillary's big supporter- Lanny Davis and some of the Clintons thugs!

    Pack it up Hillary – you know it's over!

    April 25, 2008 06:35 pm at 6:35 pm |
  10. Michael

    Forget about seating the Florida and Michigan delegates, what part of "you broke the rules, and now your votes don't count" do you not understand? Quit wasting time and money on this issue and move on! They won't help Hillary anyway.

    April 25, 2008 06:35 pm at 6:35 pm |
  11. Tom

    Real people took the time to go to the polls in these two states. In a record turnout in Florida, they all cast their votes one by one.

    In Michigan, no one told Obama to take his name off the ballot – he did that himself – the agreement was to not campaign (which Obama actually did in Florida). The people went to the polls and voted one by one. Hillary voters voted for her. Obama and Edwards voters voted "other" or whatever in accordance with what those campaigns said to do. The votes were cast one by one.

    Count 'em as they voted and lets move on. To not count them at all or to do it any other way than how each individual chose would be to alienate the very people who voted.

    April 25, 2008 06:36 pm at 6:36 pm |
  12. Grif

    The DNC? To Me, Have Signed their own {Poitical) Death Warrant. You rushed to Jugment, in February.... She is not Qualified! Well John NMcCain is, and the Democrat's will disapear along with thyeir Dream's.... You Failed the Public. You failed the Voter's, and you faile Democracy itself.... But you don't listen!!!!!!!!!!!!

    April 25, 2008 06:37 pm at 6:37 pm |
  13. Martha, Georgia

    Alexis Herman served under the Clinton Administration as Labor Secretary, what will the Clintons do next to sabotage this election for Democratics.

    April 25, 2008 06:39 pm at 6:39 pm |
  14. No More CLINTONS

    If FL and MI had gone for Obama, and the shoe was on the other foot, do you all really think HillBilly would be pushing so hard for a recount????

    I don't think so....let's see the document she signed agreeing to the loss of the count and seating of the delegates...PLEASE!

    HillBilly just needs to go home, like right NOW!

    April 25, 2008 06:39 pm at 6:39 pm |
  15. Deb, IN

    I say the votes should count as is........since Sen. Obama blocked a revote in both states........He will get what he deserves!

    April 25, 2008 06:39 pm at 6:39 pm |
  16. Jay

    question to Hillary supporters advocating ala Susan MO.

    Does it REGISTER with you that Hillary AGREED with the decision to not count Michigan/Florida? UNBELIEVABLE to just discount that fact!

    Pretty straight forward & simple. Rules were made, Michigan & Florida were warned, knew the deal, went ahead anyway and broke the rules, Hillary accepted & agreed, end of story, move on.

    You people are CHILDISH!

    This desperate attempt to MANIPULATE the rules is SHAMELESS!

    April 25, 2008 06:40 pm at 6:40 pm |
  17. mitch from ark.

    the rules are,they don't count.don't make rules,then break them,then change them ,during the process.

    April 25, 2008 06:40 pm at 6:40 pm |
  18. James, Houston, TX.

    The Rule being that the Delegates from both Florida and Michigan must be seated!
    Hillary Clinton should be awarded these Delegates as awarded by the respective Primaries.
    The Democratic Rules Committee have pissed off many Democrats by sitting on their hands on this Issue and then expect to Win the General Election.
    Obama can not Win the General Election, Has nothing to Offer with regards to Experience, Policy, Military, Economy nor Appeal to the Voters that make up The Best Foot Foward, for This Country!

    April 25, 2008 06:41 pm at 6:41 pm |
  19. Frank

    My candidate is Sen.Clinton for President of the U.S.A. and I'am not voting
    for a particular political party so it is "crap" when the issue of hurting
    the Democratic Party is raised. Therefore, why vote for someone I
    feel is not qualified as Hillary for the rigors of the position. If my vote
    is not considered I guess there's always McCain.

    April 25, 2008 06:42 pm at 6:42 pm |
  20. HillarySkank on myspace

    Both elections were flawed because both states were told their votes would not count. The only people that went out and voted anyway were Clinton supporters who, like Clinton, are used to ignoring the rules.
    Anyone who believes Hillary would be demanding these two states count if it were not in her best interest is a liar or a fool.

    April 25, 2008 06:42 pm at 6:42 pm |
  21. kevin

    they weren't fair elections. hillary was the only one on the ballot. everyone else stayed out of there. if they were going to do anything, they should have another election or else ignore it. it wasn't fair.

    April 25, 2008 06:43 pm at 6:43 pm |
  22. disappointed

    why is it that we have to reset the rules for Michigan and Florida. What is the Democratic party trying to teach our younger voters.

    Is it, when the rules you break dont sit well because you lose that we will whine till they are changed.

    I guess so, its a Clinton thing and another pack of LIES.

    April 25, 2008 06:43 pm at 6:43 pm |
  23. Carl Douglas

    What most people do not understand is that the Florida situation was driven by a republican governor, and legislature. The legislative body controlled by the republicans voted to move the election up, and the governor signed it into law despite Howard Dean's threat to not seat the delegates.

    Dean when pushed to the wall punished the democratic party in Florida. This reflects upon poor leadership by Dean and a clever trick by the republican's to once again outmanuever the democrats.

    Now the democrats can not select a candidate without a major fight, because of a lack of foresight and common sense from the party leadership. If Florida had voted we all know that Clinton would be the nominee, because Barack would never carry that state.

    April 25, 2008 06:43 pm at 6:43 pm |
  24. Tjaye

    I say do a revote...a COMPLETE revote. Start from scratch.

    Hillary got 55% of Fla w/o campaigning....everytime Obama campaigns he closes her lead and she was on the ballot alone in MI and only got a little over half. If I'm the ONLY name on the ballot, I'm expecting to get closer to 100% than just half – just from folks just going with the flow and taking the only thing they are offered.

    Some voted for her because she was all that was there and they didn't know to write uncommitted. Others stayed home because they heard Dem votes wouldn't count...that's in both states. So, I say let's do this and see how it goes.

    Obama O-8!

    April 25, 2008 06:44 pm at 6:44 pm |
  25. Raphael Tx

    Everybodys vote in America should count no matter what state you live in or no matter what race you are.
    Barack thinks the voters of Michigan and Florida should not be heard.
    How can you run a campaign on "Change" but not want everyones vote in America to count??
    Do not be fooled by a slick politician. If the change you are looking for is to revert back to the Black Panther days then vote for Barack, if you want a candidate who has the best interest of all people and races in mind then vote for Hillary. Its plain and simple...

    Go Hillary

    April 25, 2008 06:44 pm at 6:44 pm |
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