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Debate: Michigan and Florida delegates in 2008 US elections

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Should delegates from Florida and Michigan be included in the 2008 US elections?

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Background and Context of Debate:

Rules: Do the rules allow for seating delegates after they've been stripped?

Yes

'Michigan and Florida both decided to violate the rules. They were told, 'If you violate the rules, this will be the penalty.' They violated the rules anyway. And so, now, here we are trying to change the rules after the game,"'he said.
But the rules, according to the DNC, gives the states stripped of their delegates the ability to try other options.
The first course of action is for the state parties to appeal to the Convention Credentials Committee, a group that resolves any issues that pop up."


No

Florida and Michigan knew the rules. They violated the rules. They should pay the consequence. If not, the Democratic Party wouldn't be democratic.



Re-vote: Does a re-vote concept make sense?

Yes

  • Howard Dean, DNC Chairman, said on a re-vote. "It's comprehensive. You get to vote if you're in Iraq or in a nursing home. It's not a bad way to do this."[1]


No

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