Mich., Fla. Closer to Approving Re-Votes

DNC chair leaves mail-ins up to states
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Mar 9, 2008 5:50 PM CDT
Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., laughs with U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., left, and Rep. Alcee Hastings, D-Fla., right, as she celebrates her primary victory in Davie,...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Michigan and Florida senators appeared closer today to approving mail-in re-votes for their disqualified primaries, the Swamp blog reports. DNC chair Howard Dean said he also supported the mail-ins if state leaders can agree with Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama on how to run them. “I have to run these rules so that the losing side feels it’s been treated fairly,” he said on “This Week with George Stephanopolous.”

Also on "This Week," Michigan Sen. Carl Levin said his state may be able to pony up for the re-vote. “If there’s a practical way to do it which people believe is secure and fair, I believe a couple of million dollars could be raised,” he said. Dean said financing should be easier in the Sunshine State, where Gov. Charlie Crist said he is "willing to" manage a mail-in primary.