May 31st, 2008
09:00 AM ET
13 years ago

On the Scene: DNC protesters chant "count our votes!"


WASHINGTON (CNN) - Protesters outside the Democratic rules committee meeting call for every vote to be counted in Michigan and Florida.

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  1. Mary Smith

    I'm glad they have pictures of the racist, blue-collar white americans that support HRC. They look like they are angry at everything in life, poor souls!

    May 31, 2008 01:20 pm at 1:20 pm |
  2. Dude

    Shouldn't we be protesting the war of lies? How times have changed.

    May 31, 2008 01:21 pm at 1:21 pm |
  3. Party Shmarty!

    THIS time (only the second time), I DON'T vote party — THIS time I vote for the country I love and have ALWAYS been proud of.
    Despite being a lifelong Democrat, I voted Republican - for Ronald Reagan. He was a moderate politically, but he packed a punch when it mattered. He refused to merely "talk" to those wanting to tear down or impede democracy. And only after he made sure that America was strong militarily —was he able to shout: "MR. GORBACHEV, TEAR DOWN THIS WALL! " And down it came!
    Only Clinton and McCain come even remotely close! And ONE OF THEM will get my vote!

    May 31, 2008 01:21 pm at 1:21 pm |
  4. Bitter Tommy Hussein in St. Louis

    I still haven't heard an explanation as to how counting Florida and Michigan results as they are is fair to people who didn't vote, or who voted in the other party's primary, because they were told well in advance that their Democratic Party primary vote wouldn't count for diddly squat. I think some, such as the protesters in this video, are happy just ignoring those people completely, and acting like they don't exist. I bet they sure as heck wouldn't vote for Hillary in the general if she somehow stole the nomination, and I'm sure there are many of them. And I'm also still waiting for a convincing explanation as to how caucus states can be legitimately excluded. They want to "count ALL the votes" except those in caucus states??? Wow. When you blindly follow a specific interest rather than aligning yourself with truth and principle, it's amazing how fast that will make a hypocrite out of you.

    May 31, 2008 01:27 pm at 1:27 pm |
  5. Rave

    Go away you bafoons.. you will anyway vote for Republicans in the fall.

    May 31, 2008 01:28 pm at 1:28 pm |
  6. martin

    harold ickes is a joke.he should not be on the commitee.

    May 31, 2008 01:39 pm at 1:39 pm |
  7. California for Obama

    Grow up and go home! You BROKE the rules. You don't get to MAKE the rules. Next time around-you won't be so willing to do this.

    May 31, 2008 01:50 pm at 1:50 pm |
  8. California Independent

    Nah, that doesn't work for Obama. He kicked other candidates off the ballot in ILL to disenfranchise those voters, took his name off the ballot to disenfranchise those voters, and used lawyers to block re-votes to disenfranchise the voters a second time. If I didn't know better, I would think Obama was a Republican who thrive on disenfranchising and suppressing the vote to win. Ha!

    I want to see the Kos people standing next to them chanting 'don't count the votes' 'we hate voters' Oh that's right... they followed the MI strategy of not showing up to demonstrate that voters don't matter. Never mind.

    May 31, 2008 01:51 pm at 1:51 pm |
  9. b

    Please count the votes!

    May 31, 2008 01:51 pm at 1:51 pm |
  10. Mighty Blogger, Seattle, Wash

    Yes count all the votes, do a revote and let's see the results.
    Anything else is unfair to one side or the other.

    Why in this great country, can't we simply do it again?

    In a jury, we deliberate and vote over and over until we have a result or deadlock.
    We didn't have a deadlock, we just didn't vote until we had a result we could all call fair and live with.

    Come on you silly politicians, make the system work for all.
    Get over your political desires and REPRESENT THIS COUNTRY!

    May 31, 2008 01:55 pm at 1:55 pm |
  11. john

    What about the people who didn't vote because they were told it didn't count? How can anyone pretend these primaries were valid? This is not democracy at work, this sounds like some kind of third world country election.

    May 31, 2008 02:01 pm at 2:01 pm |
  12. Raymond Duke

    Don't just demonstrate in words , demonstrate by voting republican come november. If they don't want to count your vote, vote them out of office, hold your nose and go republican for once. I guarrantee you , that our party will never take us for granted or make that mistake again. Do you reward your kids for not listening to you. No you don't . So why do you want to reward a representative or senator of yours with a high paying job with all the perks and that only works about a 100 days a year. I tell you there is a lot of people who work 365 days a year , who get paid a lot less and no perks will line up for them kush jobs.

    May 31, 2008 02:03 pm at 2:03 pm |