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They could have done worse.

June 1st, 2008 · No Comments · Politics

WaPo’s Dana Milbank points out that the Democrats’ decision to seat 1/2 delegations for Michigan and Florida COULD have been worse:

The chaos and vitriol seemed to confirm Democrats’ fears that they might blow an election that should otherwise be an easy victory for them. Nor did the compromise fit well with the Democrats’ oft-voiced commitment to voting rights. They decided they would give Florida and Michigan half of their voting rights — one of the more arbitrary compromises since the 1787 decision that a slave should count as three-fifths of a person — and voted to award Obama 59 Michigan delegates, each with half a vote, even though his name wasn’t even on the ballot in the state.

To be honest, I wouldn’t be surprised to find out that somebody in the DNC actually proposed a 3/5 compromise yesterday.


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