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Florida and Michigan Delegates

Democrats' Big Decision on Florida and Michigan Delegates


Democratic party officials reached a deal today to seat delegates from the disputed Florida and Michigan primaries with half a vote each. The decision happened behind closed doors and voted on publicly — announced to cheers and boos underscoring the impossibility of reaching a "correct" answer in the scenario.

In the decision Clinton (who won the Michigan and Florida contests) picked up 19 delegates in Florida and 5 delegates in Michigan, a net gain of 24 delegates over Obama.

Howard Dean, chairman of the DNC, opened the meeting today saying, “We are strong enough to struggle and disagree and to even be angry and disappointed and still come together at the end of the day and be united.”

Was this decision fair? Will the Democrats be able to come together now?

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