It's Official: No New Primary for Florida
The Florida Democratic Party has rejected a plan for a new primary.
In an e-mail sent to Florida Democrats late Monday afternoon, state party Chairwoman Karen Thurman said, "We researched every potential alternative process -- from caucuses to county conventions to mail-in elections -- but no plan could come anywhere close to being viable in Florida."
Thurman said the decision now falls to the DNC Rules & Bylaws Committee, which is scheduled to meet again next month.
Thurman says the consenus of the thousands of e-mails was that Floridians don't want to vote again.
Of course they don't. More than 1.7 million Democrats already voted and they chose Hillary. They want their vote to count. And it should. The DNC is the culprit here. They need to retract the penalty and award and seat the delegates in accordance with the January 29 vote.
Update: A must-read primer on the Florida primary battle by Mary Beth at Wampum.
Update: Comments now closed, new Florida thread here.
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