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. Sam

    Wow what a fun!! Changing the rules is equivalent to having an election like the one goin on in Zimbabwe. Why don't we make a selection rather than having a election. Bogus, people who can't maintain law and democarcy at home preaching the philosophy of democracy abroad.

    April 25, 2008 07:30 pm at 7:30 pm |
  2. BUT I AM BITTER!! Sincerely, Michigan

    :( I thought about it and realized what the problem is... for so many years we have stuck by BC&HRC, through the lies the scandals and the corruption. It took BO for me the see that They have been fooling us for all of this time. My appologies to the Republicans, if you all weren't so righteous some Dems would have listened to what you were saying a long time ago. Trust me, this is big of me!!

    April 25, 2008 07:30 pm at 7:30 pm |
  3. Bob

    DNC: You made the rules and Fla. and Mi. did not follow them.
    You know this and they know it too. Rules are rules and must not be changed.
    Michigan especially is making the DNC look foolish.
    No way do the taxpayers want another fake election.

    April 25, 2008 07:32 pm at 7:32 pm |
  4. Dave from MI

    Sorry people. In the end, your vote too will NOT count. This contest will be decided by the superdelegates.

    April 25, 2008 07:34 pm at 7:34 pm |
  5. A Real Democrat

    I am an Obama supporter and I do hope they seat the delegates. But MI & FL cannot get away with deciding the whole thing because then all the states will get an idea of we can do what we want when, and it won't matter in the end. But if Clinton felt that it was disenfranchising voters, she should've said that BEFORE the vote, not after she was losing. She made an agreement, but she did it not thinking she would be in this position now. If she was winning and it was the other way around, she would be jumping on Obama on every turn. All he ever said was, I'm following the rules that we all agreed on. Oh, BTW for the re-votes; Clinton can't pay for them, that just doesn't even make sense. (Talk about buying an election!) Oh, also in MI, she wasn't going to have it be an open primary like it was before, so it wouldn't include Repulicans and Independants (usual Obama supporters). Now who FL & MI should be mad at? Their legislatures who allowed this to happen. BTW you people who think Obama can't win ? Its because you for you own reasons, refuse to vote for him, even though he and Clinton are basically the same on issues! Seems like Clinton supporters want to prove a point by voting for McCain....but what does it prove other than you put pride before party and your own interests? Just a thought. DEMOCRATS 08!

    April 25, 2008 07:34 pm at 7:34 pm |
  6. VOTE

    Let the people vote.

    The DNC should have stayed out of it- and the celebrity democrat families, as well.

    April 25, 2008 07:35 pm at 7:35 pm |
  7. C Lee

    We won't let people vote ! We are worse than third world country. I am a democratic. If DNC will not count the votes in MI and FL, I will vote Republican. Osama cannot win.

    April 25, 2008 07:36 pm at 7:36 pm |
  8. every vote

    Every one who WANTS to vote should have a fair and equal opportunity TO vote.

    That was not the case in this democratic primary- from the unfair caucus format to the Fl and Mi votes.

    The democrats will pay the price for this fixed primary come Nov.

    April 25, 2008 07:37 pm at 7:37 pm |
  9. gary

    YOU CLINTON HATERS ARE JUST LITTLE PEOPLE. YOU WANT MY OPINION O.B. IS NOTHING BUT A SCUMBAG. HE IS THE WORST HYPOCRITICAL, RACIST CON MAN ,I HAVE EVER SEEN IN A PRESIDENTIAL RACE. HE LIES TO YOU ALL AND YOU TURN AROUND AND KISS HIS -.HRC SHOULD GO TOWARD THE REPUBLICANS AFTER ALL THE NASTY ROTTEN HATING BULL--. SHE PUT UP WITH YOU YOUNG O.B. SUPPORTERS. WHAT COMES AROUND GOES AROUND. DONT CELEBRATE TO QUICK YOU O.B. SUPPORTERS. THE SUPER DELIGATES AND FLA. AND MICH. HASN'T HAD THEIR SAY YET. THEY ARE NOT STUPID ,LIKE YOU PUT US HRC SUPPORTERS. HRC 2008

    April 25, 2008 07:37 pm at 7:37 pm |
  10. too late

    Does it matter at this point?

    The delay just gave Obama the advantage and once again unfairly handicapped Clinton.

    April 25, 2008 07:38 pm at 7:38 pm |
  11. corrupt

    The democratic party will split.

    The blame goes to the DNC for their corruption and for fixing this primary for Obama.

    The democrats who believe in equality and fair play and justice will walk away from this sorry excuse of a party.

    April 25, 2008 07:39 pm at 7:39 pm |
  12. Nick F.

    If the delegates for Michigan and Florida are awarded in Clinton's favor but in a "likely proportion" based on her wins in similar states, this will probably not change the outcome. But let's say she does somehow manage to stop Obama from winning on the first ballot. There is absolutely no guarantee that Senator Clinton will win on the second or any subsequent. Elected delegates will no longer be bound to their candidate, but that doesn't mean they will flock to the "enemy." Superdelegates will probably not want to reward Clinton for a party-damaging campaign, and they will certainly not want to risk alienating the black vote with what most will surely see as a raw deal. If Obama is seen as too damaged to head the ticket, he will certainly be the VP. And they may very well look for someone other than Clinton to head the ticket – someone less controversial and more dedicated to "party first." Al Gore might be drafted. But fantasies aside, I think Obama is going to do ok from here on out and will be the nominee.

    April 25, 2008 07:40 pm at 7:40 pm |
  13. Tjaye

    John in Iowa...that is a BLATANT LIE...clearly you have taken on HRC traits. No one campaigned in Florida at all.

    Gawd, I can't stand LIARS!!

    April 25, 2008 07:42 pm at 7:42 pm |
  14. Kentucky

    I hope that they re vote Michigan for sure. The state is economically devastated by NAFTA and the people of Michigan are not easily fooled like the people of Ohio. They watched their jobs go over seas as a result of the Clinton administration. It will be pay back time for Hillary.

    April 25, 2008 07:42 pm at 7:42 pm |
  15. Louise Paffhausen

    Stick to the rules. Don't let the Clinton Machine get their way.

    Obama deserves fairness.

    April 25, 2008 07:42 pm at 7:42 pm |
  16. Grif

    There is no Other Comment's to Make. Hillary Said Hypocrisy. This is definitely not Democracy! Obama has the lead, though most know he Cheated to get there. When you have the lead, even if the Race was Fixed: They wan't to keep the Race in one Stable... Obama'sd Stable... Fraud!!! Fraud!!! They put the DNC away for Life for this infraction. But Poses ion??? Is stil Hypocracy when you Cheat..l.

    April 25, 2008 07:42 pm at 7:42 pm |
  17. Lori

    I'm from Michigan and they broke the rules so MI & FL should split the delegates 50-50. If Clinton gets more delegates, I'm leaving the country! Obama removed his name from the ballot in MI. Clinton is such a sleaze and thinks she should win MI & FL. Why don't Clinton supporters realize that it's all about her. She won't care about the voters if she is elected. Wake up!!!!!

    April 25, 2008 07:44 pm at 7:44 pm |
  18. Len Barry

    LET'S COUNT THOSE 2.3 MILLION VOTES. BASED ON THE BIG STATES TREND, WE ALL KNOW WHO THESE TWO STATES BELONG TO. SO LETS COUNT THEM NOW!!!

    April 25, 2008 07:44 pm at 7:44 pm |
  19. After further review,Texas

    Both camps better get it together.Rush Limbaugh wants to see violence and bloodshed at the convention like 1968.He said so on air two days ago.

    April 25, 2008 07:45 pm at 7:45 pm |
  20. Grif

    They Should.... Put the DNC away for Fraud.... How can you Vote in November, when it will be fixed again in Favor of Obama... Ask Yourselves?????????????????

    April 25, 2008 07:45 pm at 7:45 pm |
  21. PA (small town) for OBAMA

    The fact this woman is claiming a win in a state with a ballot that only had her name shows how delusional she is.

    What's even more delusional is her inviting everyone else into her crazy world by trying to convince us she is winning the popular vote. She has lost her mind.

    Obama..please move on with your plans for the general elections. The rest of the people will catch up with you later. Keep your discussions on the issues affecting Americans. If she talks about your loss in PA – you talk about gas prices rising. If she talks about your performance during the debate – you talk about Healthcare for every American. If she talks about negative ads – you talk about bringing our soldiers home. That's how you're going to win! Don't play her games – rise above them. Your supporters have already packed their bags and are with you.

    OBAMA 08

    April 25, 2008 07:46 pm at 7:46 pm |
  22. steve

    It is great that the votes will be counted
    that very few people violated
    and the people whose voices
    should be heard to both
    camps. Deciding how
    the delegates should
    be split based on performance
    or 1/2-1/2 etc. is not fair to
    the people. That goes against
    democracy.

    April 25, 2008 07:48 pm at 7:48 pm |
  23. Ian

    What would Ron Paul do?

    April 25, 2008 07:48 pm at 7:48 pm |
  24. Tjaye

    we wanh hillary, not mccain...screw him...Thank you for being the ONLY honest Hillary supporter. What you said is EXACTLY what HRC is saying and the rest of the supporters. You were just women enough to say it openly and not try to spin it.

    You said...

    "April 25th, 2008 7:01 pm ET

    Screw the rules. Go Hillary."

    Speaks volumes!

    April 25, 2008 07:48 pm at 7:48 pm |
  25. McLaren

    If they now allow the michigan votes to count, when we could not even vote for Obama, I will never vote for the democrats again!

    April 25, 2008 07:48 pm at 7:48 pm |
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