This just came out from Florida Democratic Party Chairwoman Karen Thurman: “The consensus is clear: Florida doesn’t want to vote again. So we won’t. A party-run primary or caucus has been ruled out, and it’s simply not possible for the state to hold another election, even if the Party were to pay for it. We researched every potential alternative process – from caucuses to county conventions to mail-in elections – but no plan could come anywhere close to being viable in Florida.”
Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz sai,d “It was clear that a mail-in was not going to work. It was too risky. You don’t want to start experimenting with a new voting method when the stakes are as high as a presidential election. There were a variety of major problems with it. Now we have to turn our focus to a solution that will make sure the Democratic nominee is selected by voters from all 50 states.”
Personally, I think this was good for the Democrats. This will at least help stop the infighting in Florida – now it’s up to Michigan to keep up the infighting over a re-vote.
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