1st NW Quadrant\The Approval Matrix: Week of March 24, 2008
A copy of a memo from Florida Democratic Party chairwoman Karen Thurman contains details of a draft proposal for voting by mail, which it describes as the "best option," and a budget of between $10 and $12 million, as well as a date: June 3.
The memo cites a poll commissioned by Florida Senate Democratic Leader Steve Geller commissioned a poll of voters who participated in the state’s January 29th Democratic Presidential Primary, which found that 59% of those Democrats want a revote.
"Only 63% of these primary-voting Democrats are committed to sticking with our eventual nominee if Florida voters are not counted. That number is dangerously low," the memo says.
According to The Huffington Post, "The DNC has stripped the Sunshine State of its delegates because it violated party rules in holding an earlier than approved primary."
UPDATE: Facing strong opposition, Florida Democrats on Monday [March 17, 2008] abandoned plans to hold a do-over presidential primary with a mail-in vote and threw the delegate dispute into the lap of the national party. -- Yahoo! News