They may find out Saturday. A showdown over Florida's 210 Democratic delegates is on the agenda Saturday in Washington at a Democratic Rules and Bylaws meeting. The national party took away their voice because the state GOP leadership moved up the primary date against party rules. Clinton delegate Cindy Hall says she feels like she is all dressed up with nowhere to go.
"I think if you only sit half of, what 200 and some odd delegates, youâ€™re really going to have some people mad. Iâ€™d rather do a half vote and seat the whole delegation," said Hall.
The Democrats own rules say the party canâ€™t take away more than half the delegates. If the rules stands, Florida Democrats could get back anywhere from 92 to 111 votes. Obama delegate Rick Minor says no matter what happens, Democrats must start thinking about November.
"Right now we have a weak economy, home foreclosures, four dollar gas, I think the important part here is to not lose sight of a greater goal, which is to elect a Democratic president," said Rick Minor, Obama delegate.
Not only did Republicans move up the presidential vote, they also scheduled the next primary for August 26th, right in the middle of the Democratâ€™s Convention.
While compromise is in the air, itâ€™s good to remember that old adage that it isnâ€™t over till itâ€™s over, and challenges are possible after Saturdayâ€™s vote.
Because there are different classes of delegates, the Clinton campaign stands to see a net gain of somewhere between 6 and 19
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