Wednesday, March 26, 2008
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Starting to percolate on the newswire is an appeal by DNC Floridian Jon Ausman. He is stating that DNC rules prohibit the Rules Committee from:
a.) stripping Florida’s superdelegates of being seated at the national convention and
b.) stripping Florida of all of its pledged delegates. He states that the penalty called for is a penalty of 1/2 of delegates (similar to what the RNC did to Florida and Michigan).
The early conventional wisdom is that argument A has validity, argument B less so. The DNC Rules Committee staff is apparently currently reviewing the appeal, and expects that to be done in about two weeks, after which the Committee would re-convene to review it.
It would be very weird if after all the arguing of disenfranchising Florida’s voters if the superdelegates were able to be seated but not the regular delegates. We’ll keep you up to date of how this progresses.