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Democrats From Florida File Suit Against The Democratic National Committee

US Politics & Gov't  (tags: USA, politics, Democratic primary vote, votes, voters, Florida, Florida wants votes counted, delegates, superdelegates )

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Today reports are out that Senate Democratic Leader Steve Geller, along with two other Democrats, have filed a suit in Florida to force the DNC to seat the delegates, claiming that stripping Florida of those delegates is in violation of the Voting Rights


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Kathleen Hilliker (293)
Thursday May 22, 2008, 6:27 pm
According the federal lawsuit, Geller's argument is that, "Florida's history of discrimination against African Americans should force the national Democratic Party to count all of the state's delegates at its national convention."

The Civil Rights-era law requires the U.S. Justice Department to approve any significant voting change in Florida to make sure it doesn't disenfranchise minority voters. Geller argues that includes the Democratic National Committee's demand that Florida switch ''from a state-run primary to party-run caucus system'' to avoid losing its delegates.

''The purpose of this lawsuit is not to support one candidate over another; it's to enforce one of the most basic tenets of our democracy: Count the votes as they were cast,'' Geller said in announcing the lawsuit.

The lawsuit was filed by Geller's law firm, Greenspoon Marder, Miami lawyer Ben Kuehne and Dan Stengle of Hopping Green & Sams in Tallahassee and it asserts that the DNC is in violation of "constitutional protection on equal application of the law and a federal law that requires parties to write their own rules and then follow them."

** Just a note - it's NOT just HILLARY CLINTON backers who are working on this lawsuit.

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Thursday May 22, 2008, 10:35 pm

Darlene K (356)
Thursday May 22, 2008, 10:44 pm
This is so insane. very noted, thank you Kathy.

Jaclin S (230)
Thursday May 22, 2008, 11:26 pm
Noted Kathy. Blessings.

Past Member (0)
Friday May 23, 2008, 12:46 am
Your submissions are always welcome Kathy

Ramona Gehl (141)
Friday May 23, 2008, 4:17 am
Ty Kathy for the noteworthy news!

Karen S (148)
Friday May 23, 2008, 4:58 am
Noted Kathy!! :)

Past Member (0)
Friday May 23, 2008, 5:54 am
Thanks Kat/ noted/K

Vicki C (361)
Friday May 23, 2008, 7:44 am
Thank you Kathy! Everyone deserves a voice and to be heard. Especially our votes.

Kathleen H (304)
Friday May 23, 2008, 11:13 am
Noted and thanks Kathy!

Melissa Dawson (284)
Friday May 23, 2008, 1:11 pm
I have been wondering all along, if this was someting that we could sue over.. I mean, we ARE supposed to have rights here in this country of ours, and the RIGHT to have our votes COUNTED, seems like a very basic one. I am really surprized how many people out there either don't know that facts of what has happen in FL and MI, or don't care. Thank you Kat, you have been trying your best to get that message out. Bless your heart for all of your hard work.

Estella Ameigh (22)
Friday May 23, 2008, 2:31 pm
Thanks Kathy. I believe that every persons vote should be counted!

. (0)
Friday May 23, 2008, 8:31 pm
noted thank you

Past Member (0)
Saturday May 24, 2008, 9:50 am
Thanks so much Kathy for all your hard work and dedication. I happen to live in Florida and am ashamed for anyone to actually know it. With all the debackles we have had in the last several years with the elections not just presidential but also the local elections, I dont see how it could legally be right not to count all the votes that are cast. If a person goes to the polls and casts a ballot and then it is not counted, what does that say to people? You dont count and neither do your votes? Anyway I do respect you so much for your determination and hard work in keeping all of us up to date on the news and I support you in any way I can.You are the best!!!

Nina T (100)
Sunday May 25, 2008, 12:27 pm
Great article, Kathy. Thanks. Regarding the Florida and Michigan is a great analysis of what happened....

Mary Jane K (13)
Monday May 26, 2008, 12:17 pm
Thanks Kathy, does it seem to anyone else that the DNC with their mishandling of all this is trying to lose the election. I can't believe that clearer heads did not prevail.

Billye T (386)
Wednesday May 28, 2008, 6:50 am

Proudly noted!!! I get so sick of everyone counting her out already!! It makes me wonder if this election isn't already being rigged!!!!


April A (1)
Thursday May 29, 2008, 8:04 am
Thanks Kathy, I am from Michigan and I am quite disgusted by what has happened. It is our right to vote and every vote should be counted period. In my opinion there should be a revote if they are not going to count the original vote.
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