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Born at the Crest of the Empire

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Florida. Only in Florida.

Check this out. Regarding the "mail in" revote: Florida law would not allow authentification of the signatures.
Florida law prohibits election officials from authenticating votes cast in the Democratic Party's proposed do-over primary by mail, state officials said Thursday, a potentially fatal blow to the increasingly embattled plan.

Even the Florida Dem party head who wrote the memo outlining the mail in scenario says this mail in vote is likely not to happen.

And, here's another "50-50" solution as it's being floated around. Michigan's delegates would be split evenly 50-50, and Florida's delegates would be halved meaning Clinton gets the same ratio as the existing vote but it would net her only +19 pledged delegates.

(On the other hand, all of the superdelegates in these states would suddenly come into play, and, per Chuck Todd, Clinton might pick up 20 of them. (Are they halved too?))

Later: Chuck Todd says a Michigan primary revote may be moving forward, but also floats the idea of a fixed 52-48 result being accepted.


  • As a punitive measure, each state loses half their delegates. The remaining delegates are then selected from a pool of "uncommitted" state delegates. If there are no uncommitted delegates then they'll be apportioned evenly according to all the candidates who started this race, including Dodd and Biden and even Gravel.

    Let the final shifting of who these state delegates support work its way out at the convention.

    No re-dos. No seating based on illegitimate "elections." DNC needs to take charge and dictate what it will allow. They need to start enforcing some discipline in the party before there is no party, per se.

    By Blogger -epm, at 9:05 AM  

  • Frankly, I don't have an answer. I don't really have a big problem with a revote if it's fair.

    Fixing delegates in any form may be fair but it feels pretty funny.

    I still think they're hoping that these won't matter.

    By Blogger mikevotes, at 11:52 AM  

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