MI Dem. Party Criticizes State Plan To Split Delegates

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

A top Clinton supporter in Michigan says the state Democratic Party's plan to split the convention delegates between Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama is "fatally flawed."

Joel Ferguson has sent a letter to the Democratic National Committee urging officials to seat Michigan's delegates based on the results of its disputed primary. That would give Clinton 73 delegates and "uncommitted" would get 55.

If not, Ferguson says, the pledged delegates should get a half-vote each and superdelegates should get a full vote. Florida is also proposing that plan.

The Michigan Democratic Party's chairman and executive committee support a proposed 69-59 split.

The DNC's rules committee is to meet Saturday to hear plans for seating delegates from Michigan and Florida.

The DNC stripped Michigan and Florida of their delegates for holding early primaries in violation of party rules.


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