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Primary Do-Over Chances Collapse in Michigan

Hopes for a new primary vanish as Senate adjourns

(Newser) - Chances of a new primary being held in Michigan all but disappeared today as the state Senate adjourned without taking action, the Detroit Free Press reports. Senate leaders said it was pointless to take up the plan because the Clinton and Obama camps disagreed on how to go about it.... More »

Clinton Camp Blames Obama for Blocking Mich. Re-Vote

With Obama opposed, bill 'unlikely' to pass

(Newser) - As a re-vote for Michigan Democrats looks less likely, Hillary Clinton put blame squarely at her rival’s feet, with one spokesman calling Barack Obama's approach “a passive-aggressive effort … to disenfranchise the voters.” Meanwhile, Obama's campaign for the first time expressed opposition to do-over legislation, the Detroit ... More »

Mich., Fla. Closer to Approving Re-Votes

DNC chair leaves mail-ins up to states

(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... More »

Bigwigs Wrangle Over Fla., Michigan

Campaigns, states, party try to resolve barred delegates mess

(Newser) - Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton's race to capture every pledged delegate has revived a contentious issue: what to do with the disqualified delegates from Michigan and Florida. Both campaigns, state leaders, and party elders all agree that something must be done. But the party is at an impasse over how... More »

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