Politico reports today that the DNC and the “Clinton and Obama campaigns are considering a plan that would seat all 26 superdelegates from Florida along with the state’s 185 delegates, a Florida Democratic Party official said.”
Under the plan, the 26 superdelegates would get a full vote at the convention. But the 185 delegates would have their votes reduced by half.
The plan would give Clinton a net of 19 votes, since Clinton won 67 percent of the vote, the Florida Democratic Party official said.
The Clinton campaign sent out the following email today on the issue of the Michigan and Florida mess:
It is a bedrock American principle: we are all equal in the voting booth. No matter where you were born or how much money you were born into, no matter the color of your skin or where you worship, your vote deserves to count.
But millions of people in Florida and Michigan who went to the polls aren’t being heard. The delegates they elected won’t be seated at the Democratic National Convention in Denver this August — and that’s just not fair to those voters.
The people of Michigan and Florida must have a voice in selecting our nominee for president. I have repeatedly called for seating their delegates.
This is such an important principle, and I appreciate you standing up with me.
Hillary Rodham Clinton
Politico also reported that “earlier today, DNC chair Howard Dean told reporters, after a closed-door meeting with Florida’s Democratic congressional delegation, that the Sunshine State will be seated at the national convention in Denver this summer.”
“It is our intention to do everything we can and we believe we will absolutely seat the delegation at the convention in Denver,” Dean said. “It is in everyone’s absolute interest to see that happen.”
Rep. Ron Klein (D-Fla.) an unpledged superdelegate, called Dean’s comments “a breakthrough.”
Florida Democratic Party officials said they considered Dean’s comments “a ray of hope.”