Delegate Debacle: Florida, Michigan Can't Be Fully Restored

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

A Democratic Party analysis says the rules require Michigan and Florida to lose at least half their convention delegates for holding their primaries too early.

The analysis says the rules committee has the authority to restore delegates, but not fully seat the two states at the convention as Hillary Rodham Clinton wants.

Clinton won the majority of the vote in both contests and has been arguing that their delegates should be fully restored according to the results of the January vote. It still wouldn't be enough to overcome Barack Obama's delegate lead.

The party's Rules and Bylaws Committee plans to meet Saturday to consider the issue. The party does want to make sure the two important general election battlegrounds will be included at the nominating convention in August.


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