Michigan, Florida votes could be crucial for Democrats”. CNN.com. February 14, 2008 – “Democratic strategist Jamal Simmons, an Obama supporter, said the rules are the rules.
- ‘Michigan and Florida both decided to violate the rules. They were told, ‘If you violate the rules, this will be the penalty.’ They violated the rules anyway. And so, now, here we are trying to change the rules after the game,”‘he said.
- But the rules, according to the DNC, gives the states stripped of their delegates the ability to try other options.
- The first course of action is for the state parties to appeal to the Convention Credentials Committee, a group that resolves any issues that pop up.”