Florida Will Go With June 3 Mail-In Primary

Despite opposition, Florida Dems
By Peter Fearon,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 13, 2008 8:53 AM CDT
Voters line up at a polling station to vote in Florida's presidential primary in January. Now the state party, national officials and both candidates are divided on whether to hold another ballot.    (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)
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(Newser) – Florida Democrats will announce plans for a new June 3 mail-in primary, despite opposition from the state's congressional delegation and concern from both candidates,  USA Today reports. Opponents are concerned ballots may fail to reach low-income voters who tend to change addresses frequently. Hillary Clinton wants the results of the original primary, which she won, to stand.

"We have to do something that seats our delegates," a state senator told USA Today, predicting an announcement today or tomorrow. Florida and Michigan were stripped of their delegates for holding early primaries in defiance of national officials. Now those delegates could be decisive for either candidate.