Committee reaches decision on Florida

Florida's delegation to the Democratic Convention has been restored, though all of the delegates will each have only half a vote.


Alex Koppelman
June 1, 2008 3:06AM (UTC)

By a vote of 27-0, the Democratic National Committee's Rules and Bylaws Committee decided to seat Florida's delegation at this summer's Democratic convention. However, each of the state's delegates will have only half of a vote.

Before that decision, a supporter of Hillary Clinton introduced a motion that would seat the delegates and give them all a full vote. That motion failed, 15-12.

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There are 28 committee members present; by rule, a member can not vote on a motion that concerns his or home state, and one member is from Florida. (Another is from Michigan, and will not be able to vote on motions regarding that state's delegation.)

With this vote, Clinton netted 19 pledged delegates.


Alex Koppelman

Alex Koppelman is a staff writer for Salon.

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