March 11th, 2008
09:30 PM ET
13 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. Tom

    The Republicans are spending your social security people, it's going right down the toilet on this mess Bush got us in in IRAQ and McCain wants to continue!!!!

    March 12, 2008 02:31 am at 2:31 am |
  2. Ed

    Looks like someone's trying to steal the vote for Hillary. Imagine.

    Anyway, the fact remains that people didn't vote because they didn't think it would count. If it suddenly counts, they were disenfranchised. 50/50 split or a revote, that's it.

    March 12, 2008 02:31 am at 2:31 am |
  3. Eric in Ca

    Reading these post is very unsettling and very divisive, we've all loss sight of the main objective... NO BUSH/MCCAIN in the White House!

    Simply and less cost effect is to split delegates. Please bear in mind any re-vote is not a guaranty that Hillary wins by the same margin.
    Would anyone really want another de facto election.

    March 12, 2008 02:39 am at 2:39 am |
  4. Richard

    Why is anyone blaming either side on this one, Hillary wants the votes to count as is because she's behind and Barrack doesn't want the votes to count because he is ahead. Being in market research the voting numbers are based off name recogniztion. Hillary would win a revote I believe but by a much closer margin. Anyway you look at it give the voters the opportunity to know each candidate and cast a vote. This was a serious miscalculation by the DNC who is the ROOT CAUSE of this entire problem. They should have penalized Florida but not discount the vote entirely.

    March 12, 2008 02:43 am at 2:43 am |
  5. Kathy

    Am I the only one who finds it interesting that the REPUBLICAN governor of Florida is pushing so hard to have their votes counted for Hillary Clinton – the candidate the national polls show John McCain can beat? So here's a thought – why doesn't the DNC subtract the unpledged delegates from Florida and Michigan (apprx 366) from the total number of delegates (2025) needed for the democratic nomination and make that number the one to Obama or Clinton needs to reach. That way Florida won't need to worry about the cost of a re-vote, neither candidate will need to be concerned about any tampering, and the selection of the nomimee won't be dependent on superdelegates.

    March 12, 2008 02:43 am at 2:43 am |
  6. radi AZ

    Can some body explain to me what is the meaning of word DEMOCRACY?
    I think one of the meanings is right to vote no matter what. Then, how come some people want strip people's voice.
    You all should remember 2000 elections, without support from Florida you can't win general elections.

    March 12, 2008 02:50 am at 2:50 am |
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