Monday, March 17, 2008

No Florida ReVote

A party-run primary or caucus has been ruled out, and it's simply not possible for the state to hold another election, even if the Party were to pay for it. Republican Speaker of the Florida House Marco Rubio refuses to even consider that option. Florida is finally moving to paper ballots, which is a good thing, but it means that at least 15 counties do not have the capacity to handle a major election before the June 10th DNC primary deadline. -- Congresswoman Karen L. Thurman
Chair, Florida Democratic Party.
Which only leaves Michigan. It appears there is a compromise re-vote on the table. The state party co-chair and the Obama campaign are considering it.
Clinton supporters in Michigan are arguing that legislative leaders won't spend time working out those details in the first place without a preliminary nod of approval from the Obama camp -- leading Hillary spokesperson Phil Singer to allege that the Obama camp is "blocking the people of Michigan from being able to vote."

But the Obama campaign denies that it's raising procedural objections in order to stop the revote from happening. -- TPM Election Central
If I was the Obama campaign I would be cautious about any deal the Clinton campaign worked out with state legislators. Reasonable so.