AND IT MAKES ME WONDER
the old liners navigating a way to get their girl put in office. You know the story, Obama doesn’t run in Florida and Michigan, Hillary does, delgates don’t count, but now that Obama is winning, we need those delegates. One way ticket to the Hall a shame for Julian Bond and the NAACP (for the 4th time this year, and we haven’t even made it to easter yet!)
NAACP head wants barred delegates seated
Bond: Refusal would disenfranchise Fla. and Mich. minority communities
WASHINGTON – A prominent civil rights leader has told the Democratic National Committee that refusing to seat delegates from Florida and Michigan would disenfranchise both states’ minority communities.
In a Feb. 8 letter to DNC Chairman Howard Dean, NAACP chairman Julian Bond expressed “great concern at the prospect that million of voters in Michigan and Florida could ultimately have their votes completely discounted.” Refusing to seat the states’ delegations could remind voters of the “sordid history of racially discriminatory primaries,” he said.
The DNC penalized Michigan and Florida for moving their primaries to earlier dates in violation of party rules. Both states were stripped of their delegates, and the party’s presidential candidates signed a pledge not to campaign in either state. Florida lost all 210 delegates, including its superdelegates; Michigan, 156.