Thursday, May 22, 2008

May 22 night-time news roundup: Florida, Florida, Florida

Another lawsuit has been filed, this time by two Florida superdelegates, arguing that Florida's delegation must be seated in a meaningful and timely fashion.
An article reprinted in Illinois, via the Providence (R.I.) Journal, analyzing the Democrats democracy deficit.
A view from Canada.
Apparently, both Democratic candidates and their representatives are discussing the situation directly with some Rules Committee Members prior to the May 31st Committee meeting.
Senator Clinton may or may not end up taking the democracy deficit issue to the Convention.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just went back and read the Washington Post news article on FL being stripped of its delegates. Interesting reading. I didn't realize that the DNC Rules Committee FIRST stripped FL of ALL of its delegates (in violation of its own "selection rules" by the way), THEN allowed IA, NH, and SC to break the rules by moving their primaries even earlier than the 1st Tuesday in Feb. as specifically stated in the DNC Selection Rules. Quite a double standard from the beginning, which has resulted in the disenfranchisement of millions of voters and in the throwing of the presidential nomiation to one candidate over another. So much for democracy in the Democratic Party. Secondly, the ruling stripped the delegates...but said nothing about negating the actual vote count. As one state official said, "a vote is a vote." So there's ABSOLUTELY no ruling or reason for NOT including the votes in FL and MI in the total popular vote count. The link to the story on the original ruling by the DNC Rules Committee is:

May 23, 2008 at 7:34 AM  

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