Florida Dems Nix Primary Do-Over

State tells party to find solution; Michigan mulls June re-vote
By Zach Samalin,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 17, 2008 7:24 PM CDT
Hillary Clinton waves to supporters in Davie, Fla., Jan. 29, 2008. Clinton won the state's Democratic primary but will get no delegates. Today, the party announced it will not hold a redo vote.   (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
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(Newser) – Florida Democrats reacted to weeks of political wrangling today by ditching plans for a mail-in revote, the Miami Herald reports. "Thousands of people responded," Florida Democratic Party chair Karen Thurman wrote. "The consensus is clear: Florida doesn’t want to vote again. So we won’t." But she said the Sunshine State still isn't calling it quits.

"It means that a solution will have to come from the DNC Rules & Bylaws Committee" next month, she explained. Hillary Clinton's camp said it was disappointed by the move, but Barack Obama had shown concern over the security of a hasty mail-in vote. Meanwhile Michigan Democrats mulled a measure today for a privately funded re-vote on June 3, the AP reports.