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Democrat Redo On the Way

March 12th, 2008 by Mike Vasilinda

Florida Democrats are on the verge of announcing a mail in redo election to select their delegates. A party poll shows the majority of democrats who voted January 29th favor the re-vote, but as Mike Vasilinda tells us, many believe the idea is a mistake.

Hear it here: Democrat Redo On the Way

Chris and Tammy Webb both voted in the Democratic primary January 29th. Both are also against a redo.

“I don’t like it,” Chris Webb said.

“We voted the way that we wanted to vote the first time around and it’s really not necessary,” Tammy Webb said.

But an internal poll released at the Capitol Wednesday suggests the Webbs are in the minority of Democrats.

“Fifty-nine percent of the 1.7 million voters have determined that we should do a do-over,” Senator Steve Geller said.

A mail -in ballot plan has been drafted by Florida Democrats, but party chairwoman Karen Thurman is staying behind closed doors. We called for an interview.

But a spokesman says she’s too busy to talk. But GOP Chairman Jim Greer wasn’t

“They say what will it do to that 1.7 million Democrats that went to the polls on January 29th? I think it’s going to disenfranchise those voters,” Greer said.

We met Independent voter Crystal Files and her daughter Aaron playing in the park.

The controversy over delegates has her so embarrassed she doesn’t even want to call Florida home.

“Why can’t we be like every other state and do things right the first time?” Files said. “I’m ashamed of it and sometimes I’m ashamed of being a Floridian.”

While moving forward, the Democrats still don’t know where they’ll get the ten million dollars the mail-in election will cost.

The final plan for a mail in ballot, barring any unforseen changes, will be announced Thursday. The poll also found that up to one in four democrats may not vote in November if their voices are not heard at the Democratic Convention.

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