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New Plan on the Table to Have Florida Delegates Counted

By: Mike Vasilinda
By: Mike Vasilinda

The latest plan awards half the Democratic delegates based on how the January 29th vote turned out. Score one for Clinton. The other 105
delegates would be split between Clinton and Obama based on the national vote as of June. Co-author Jeremy Ring says the plan offers hope.
“We do believe strongly that the January 29th vote has to count for
something,” says Sen. Ring (D- Fort Lauderdale).
Not all Florida Democrats are embracing the plan. It is open to change, but State Senator Steve Geller says the two candidates have to agree to something.
“Show everybody else your leadership, the leadership we know that each of these two fine candidates have and step up to the plate and do what the DNC has been unable to do and resolve this issue,” says Sen. Geller (D-Hallandale Beach).
Based on where the race stands, the plan will produce a net gain for
the Clinton campaign of about 18 delegates. Speaking to The Capital Tiger Bay Club, Governor Charlie Crist called the dilemma disappointing. He has been calling for all of the delegates of both parties to be seated. Afterwards he called the latest plan something that could work.
“You know, we have to count the votes of the people and that’s awfully important. At least half is better than none,” says Gov. Crist.
In addition to losing Florida, Democrats worry they will lose seats in
the state legislature and congress if they don’t get the delegate
dilemma behind them soon.


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