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Posted by madfloridian in General Discussion: Presidential (Through Nov 2009)
Fri Aug 31st 2007, 01:19 AM
The DNC is offering to help them plan something after February 5th. But the DNC is not going to give in and give the delegates. They also plan to refuse delegates to Michigan, who moved their primary up today to January 15.

Now this part bothers me. It goes back to the fact that the Florida Party is not explaining this. If they take time to clarify the situation, Florida voters are not stupid, they will understand.

DNC members Jon Ausman and Allan Katz of Tallahassee and Janee Murphy of Tampa said Dean was conciliatory and offered DNC help for the state to find a way of picking delegates after Feb. 5 that would still offer maximum participation for the party rank-and-file.

"That's what I'm worried about, the average voter on the street who doesn't know about rules and technicalities," said Murphy, the state party secretary. "It was a nice, civil discussion with the chairman but we've got to remember that it's about the voters who want their ballots to count."

Explain it to them, Janee. It is not that hard.

Take down the propaganda on the Florida Democrats website, and start being honest. That is the way to handle it.

More from the article:

Fight is on over primary date

TALLAHASSEE As Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean put out peace feelers to Florida Thursday, a Tampa party activist filed a federal lawsuit seeking to make the party recognize results of the state's Jan. 29 presidential primary.

Participants in an hour-long conference call with Dean said they held out hope for a compromise to resolve the DNC ultimatum to back off the early date. The party's rules committee last weekend gave Florida Democrats 30 days to comply with its rules that allow only four states Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina and Nevada to select delegates before Feb. 5. Failure to do so will lead the national party to strip the state of its 210 votes at the Democratic National Convention.

More from the article about this uneasy situation.

U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson and other Democratic members of the Florida congressional delegation have also threatened to take legal action.

The Democratic National Committee said they are within their rights.

"Florida has the right to determine its primary date. However, the Supreme Court determined more than 25 years ago that the Democratic Party has the legal right to establish the rules by which they select and seat delegates to the National Convention. We continue to hope that Florida will do the right thing and come up with a plan that's in compliance with the rules the DNC and its members from Florida voted for," said DNC spokeswoman Stacie Paxton.

So take down all the angry stuff from the website and keep talking. The DNC can not give in, and besides they know the backstory and wouldn't anyway. Put up on your website both sides, that the DNC did not steal the votes. If you had fought harder, the delegates would not have been taken away.

Florida website presents angry stories against DNC and Dean

Stop sending around angry emails for people to call the DNC, and instead send out emails explaining the situation truthfully.

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