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Michigan Dems agree on June 3 do-over
AP / YahooNews ^ | March 14 2008 | KEN THOMAS

Posted on 03/14/2008 3:01:50 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper

WASHINGTON - Michigan Democrats agreed Friday to push a do-over primary in early June to give them a say in the close presidential race between Sens. Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama.

Amid talks with the two campaigns, the four Michigan Democrats said in a statement they were "focusing on the possibility of a state-run primary in early June which would not use any state funding." Rep. Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick, one of the Democratic participants, said a likely date is June 3.

"This option would require the passage of legislation by the state legislature, and we look forward to working with the members of the legislature in the coming days to see if this option can be made a reality," the Democrats said.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Michigan
KEYWORDS: clinton; hillary; michigan; nobama; obama; primary
Democrat do-over. What else is new?
1 posted on 03/14/2008 3:01:52 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Berlin_Freeper

EVERY state should demand a do-over, let’s begin again! Go Fred!!


2 posted on 03/14/2008 3:03:07 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (http://www.fourfriedchickensandacoke.blogspot.com)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

I think this is the same day as Oregon and one other primary. Another Super Tuesday shaping up, and Florida should get in on the fun.


3 posted on 03/14/2008 3:03:08 PM PDT by BlueStateBlues (Blue State for business, Red State at heart..)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

I think this is the same day as Oregon and one other primary. Another Super Tuesday shaping up, and Florida should get in on the fun.


4 posted on 03/14/2008 3:03:25 PM PDT by BlueStateBlues (Blue State for business, Red State at heart..)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
Now, if we can just be rid of the corrupt gangster who is Mayor of Detroit things will be all right again.
5 posted on 03/14/2008 3:05:09 PM PDT by TCats (The Clintons Are Not Just Wrong - They Are Certifiable AND Dangerous! See my Page)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

That’s what I’m thinking.

Michigan chose their primary date. The DNC (rightly or wrongly) penalized them.

That doesn’t give them the right to have a mulligan or do-over.


6 posted on 03/14/2008 3:05:22 PM PDT by MplsSteve
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Wouldn't I love that! I'm still wearing my “I'm with Fred” cap, still have the “Fred Thompson: $400. haircut not required” bumper sticker on the rear window of my evil SUV, and have the t-shirt. If only it could be.
7 posted on 03/14/2008 3:06:36 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Who pays, the Dims or the taxpayers?


8 posted on 03/14/2008 3:07:10 PM PDT by Roccus (People seldom do what they believe in. They do what is convenient....then repent.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Michigan GOP must file an injunction to stop it on 14th amendment grounds.


9 posted on 03/14/2008 3:07:13 PM PDT by counterpunch (Kick McCain upstairs)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Why would Obama agree to this unless he thinks it will help him; help he doesn’t need right now?


10 posted on 03/14/2008 3:07:39 PM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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To: Berlin_Freeper

So do the Dems who crossed over and voted Republican and gave us McCain get to vote for a Dem now? Will they have an open primary like before? What do you want to bet it will be a closed Dem only re-do?


11 posted on 03/14/2008 3:07:54 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: counterpunch

But only at the last minute.
Tie it up in court past the deadline.


12 posted on 03/14/2008 3:08:37 PM PDT by counterpunch (Kick McCain upstairs)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Please, Fred had his chance, boring!


13 posted on 03/14/2008 3:09:48 PM PDT by factmart
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To: MplsSteve

So, they need the use of State of Michigan / County / Local government employees to conduct the primary. Cleary a use of public resources.

What prevents the Republican voters in the State from demanding that they be permitted to vote in this “do-over”?

Let’s say for argument sake that I’m an unhappy Republican and wanted to vote for a Democratic candidate in the FIRST primary, but when the Dems pulled out I was denied my selection so my only alternative as to vote on the Republican slate.

Now that there may be a “do-over” primary, I want my vote to count in helping select the Democratic candidate.

I demand to be included in the “do-over”!

What say you?


14 posted on 03/14/2008 3:13:47 PM PDT by Jambe
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To: Berlin_Freeper
Rep. Carolyn "Cheeks" Kilpatrick

Wide posterior?

15 posted on 03/14/2008 3:14:15 PM PDT by johniegrad
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Is there enough time between June 3 and the convention for all the law suits to be heard?


16 posted on 03/14/2008 3:14:29 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Who Would Montgomery Brewster Choose?)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

The Clintons move the goalposts so often they’ve attached caster wheels to the base to make it easier.

State Dem parties and voters have learned well from the masters. Bless.

Mind you if the Republicans tried to give themselves a mulligan the usual foghorns would be at it hammer and tongs.

Somehow I don’t think we’ll hear any self-righteous blather about Diebold, the integrity of the ballots/voting process, disenfranchisement, cops moonlighting as bogeymen, etc.


17 posted on 03/14/2008 3:16:00 PM PDT by relictele
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

LOL!


18 posted on 03/14/2008 3:17:11 PM PDT by The_Republican (You know why Chelsea Clinton is so Ugly? Because Janet Reno is her Father! LOL! - Mac is Back!)
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To: Red_Devil 232

I was wondering there same thing.. will it be a full primary with all the candidates on it who had not dropped out yet.. Edwards and etc.


19 posted on 03/14/2008 3:17:37 PM PDT by JoanneSD (illegals represented without taxation.. Americans taxed without representation)
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To: JoanneSD

are you kidding?? puttin edwards on the ballot after he’s dropped out would be against the rules...oh, wait, sorry..what rules?


20 posted on 03/14/2008 3:32:45 PM PDT by GeorgiaDawg32 (If the left doesn't want me to say Barack HUSSEIN Obama, I WON'T say HUSSEIN..I promise,)
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To: GeorgiaDawg32

Edwards did not drop out till Jan 30th I think Michigan had their primaries Jan 15th


21 posted on 03/14/2008 3:36:03 PM PDT by JoanneSD (illegals represented without taxation.. Americans taxed without representation)
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To: JoanneSD

he’s dropped out of the race..


22 posted on 03/14/2008 3:37:45 PM PDT by GeorgiaDawg32 (If the left doesn't want me to say Barack HUSSEIN Obama, I WON'T say HUSSEIN..I promise,)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
To go forward, any plan would require the approval of the two campaigns, the Democratic National Committee, state party leaders and Gov. Jennifer Granholm, who is backing Clinton. Brewer said a revised delegate plan would also need to be approved by the state party's executive committee and the DNC's rules and bylaws committee.

What rules? Democraps don't exist within LAWS and RULES!
23 posted on 03/14/2008 3:40:18 PM PDT by leprechaun9
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
EVERY state should demand a do-over, let’s begin again! Go Fred!!

This election will wind up, at numerous levels, being decided by judges, not voters.

24 posted on 03/14/2008 3:42:18 PM PDT by realdifferent1 (What do the people of China call their good plates?)
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To: GeorgiaDawg32

Sorry, I did a google search on it.. and that is what it said.. that it was jan 30th....


25 posted on 03/14/2008 3:45:15 PM PDT by JoanneSD (illegals represented without taxation.. Americans taxed without representation)
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To: JoanneSD

I’m not disputing you. I’m saying he is no longer in the race right now..even though he was in THEN..so what do they do with him?


26 posted on 03/14/2008 3:46:55 PM PDT by GeorgiaDawg32 (If the left doesn't want me to say Barack HUSSEIN Obama, I WON'T say HUSSEIN..I promise,)
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To: SeaHawkFan

Michigan is the Muslim capitol of the US. Obama’s middle name is Hussein. There is a large black population in Michigan.

The math looks good for him.

I understand there is a significant black and black Muslim population in Florida as well.

Obama may want a do-over there too.

I hate to break this down to race, but let’s be frank: that is what it is about on the democrat side right now.


27 posted on 03/14/2008 3:50:14 PM PDT by RobRoy (I'm confused. I mean, I THINK I am, but I'm not sure. But I could be wrong about that.)
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To: GeorgiaDawg32

I think all the candidates who were on the ballot at the time of Michigan voting should be back on the ballot.. That is what I am guessing...Edwards may not have dropped out, if he had come in second or so.. even tho I doubt it.. but who knows.. this is a fun election...


28 posted on 03/14/2008 4:50:29 PM PDT by JoanneSD (illegals represented without taxation.. Americans taxed without representation)
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To: JoanneSD

agreed..wouldn’t it be a complete hoot now if edwards, and everyone else who was in the race at that time, demanded to be back on the ballot??


29 posted on 03/14/2008 4:57:30 PM PDT by GeorgiaDawg32 (If the left doesn't want me to say Barack HUSSEIN Obama, I WON'T say HUSSEIN..I promise,)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

bump


30 posted on 03/14/2008 6:22:39 PM PDT by lowbridge ("I can't wait to see what he stands for." - Susan Sarandon on her support of Barack Obama)
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To: AdmSmith; Berosus; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Fred Nerks; george76; ...
Ping!
31 posted on 03/14/2008 11:45:40 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/______________________Profile updated Saturday, March 1, 2008)
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If Michigan and Florida do get re-done I think Obama is in big trouble. Hillary won’t win the overall delegates, but I believe she can win the Popular vote....and the Pastorgate issue will help HRC in Mich, FL and PA IMO.


32 posted on 03/15/2008 11:56:16 AM PDT by Crimson Elephant
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