The political buzz around Florida is the possibility of a do-over primary. The Democratic National Committee last year ruled that Michigan and Florida delegates elected in the January 29, 2008 primary would not be seated at the convention because the primary date violated the rules of the DNC. Now, with the race “too close to call” some are crying, “Foul!” and want Michigan and Florida to count. So the party of enfranchisement is trying to figure out how to dis-disenfranchise the 1.7 million voters in Florida whose vote didn’t count.The cost of another primary is estimated to be $17 to $25 million dollars. The DNC says they don’t have enough money to pay. And Florida’s governor Charlie Crist will sign a bill OKaying the primary as long as the State doesn’t have to pay. Who do you think should pay for the do-over?
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