Florida Dems. To Offer Plan For Vote-By-Mail Primary

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Florida's Democratic Party chair is pushing for a part mail-in, part in-person vote as the state's primary, take two.

Karen Thurman wrote to Hillary Rodham Clinton, Barack Obama, the national party and her own state's congressional delegation. She says ballots should be mailed to registered Democrats while 50 voting offices can be set up for "disadvantaged communities." Thurman is asking party leaders to send feedback on the plan by Friday.

If there's consensus, the party would begin raising the estimated 10 to 12 million dollars to pay for the do-over on Monday, while also gathering public comment.

Florida's nine Democratic congressmen voted Tuesday night to oppose a mail-in vote. The Sunshine State and Michigan lost their seats at the Democratic National Convention when they held their primaries too early. Both are scrambling for ways to recoup them.

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