Revote Schemes Stall and Fizzle
Florida has dropped plans to hold a revote because, in the words of the state party chair: “The consensus is clear: Florida doesn’t want to vote again.” That’s a setback for Hillary Clinton, who probably would have picked up delegates in the Sunshine State. Another revote proposal is stalling in Michigan, the other state with a disputed delegation.
The problem there is that the proposed revote legislation, which would likely exclude many Barack Obama supporters, has to make it passed an Obama-friendly Michigan Legislature.
Florida Democrats’ proposed plan to conduct a statewide revote in order to seat their delegates at this summer’s convention was deemed dead in the water Monday when state party chairwoman Karen Thurman dropped the idea because of widespread opposition.
“The consensus is clear: Florida doesn’t want to vote again. So we won’t,” Thurman wrote in a letter distributed to Florida Democrats Monday evening.
Democrats are also struggling over what to do about Michigan which, like Florida, was stripped of its delegates for moving up the date of its votes. Leading Michigan Democrats last week proposed a do-over primary for June 3, which would require approval of the state legislature.