Argument: The Jan. 29th Michigan and Florida primaries represent the public will

Issue Report: Michigan and Florida delegates in 2008 US elections


  • “Michigan Dems allocate delegates to Clinton, uncommitted”, The Associated Press,Friday February 08, 2008, 4:50 PM “”I don’t see a practical way to hold a caucus in Michigan,” Sen. Carl Levin of Detroit said in a statement. “Given that 600,000 Michigan voters participated in a primary that was held in accordance with Michigan law, it seems to me that it would not be practical or fair to throw out the results of that election.” The stakes are increasingly high as Obama and Clinton compete for the delegates they need to win the party’s presidential nomination, a contest that could stretch to the spring. The eventual winner could be decided at the Democratic National Convention, which makes the question of whether the Michigan and Florida delegates are seated an important strategic point.”