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Delegates Still Up in Air

March 6th, 2008 by Mike Vasilinda

Interest in a do-over primary is gaining momentum as the race between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama appears to be at a stalemate. Democratic insiders say pressure will continue to build until three is a resolution, and as Mike Vasilinda tells us, Floridas legislature may get involved.

Hundreds of mobility disadvantaged Floridians were in Tallahassee to draw attention to the obstacles they confront. Not having their Primary vote count isnt something they want to face.

A lot of times we struggle to get in to vote when youre disadvantaged, veteran David Lowe said. And to go to the trouble to do it and not have it mean anything.

Conversations are now taking place about whether or not the legislature should get involved when sorting out who won the primary.

One idea has lawmakers playing a very high stakes game.

It would say that any national party that did not seat the delegates from the state of Florida would not be able to have their nominee on the ballot, Sen. Nan Rich said.

Similarities to the contested election in2000 are building. House Democratic Leader Dan Gelber says the pressure isnt going away.

If we dont do a complied event that the DNC has blessed, whether you like it or not thats where we are, then were not going to have the chance to have our delegates counted, Gelber said.

A Tampa Activist who is already in Federal Court wanting to make sure the January 29th vote stands and says he will do everything he can to block a redo.

Im sure the New England Patriots would love a do-over Super Bowl, if they had another 15 minutes or maybe another chance at it. But its over, its done with, Victor DiMaio said.

The Federal Appeals Court hearing is Monday the 17th. Activist DiMaio says if he loses there, he will go to the US Supreme Court.

If Floridas delegates were seated based on the January 29th results, Hillary Clinton would pick up about 50 delegates against Barak Obama.

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