THE DNC SHOULD NOT AWARD DELEGATES OR HOLD NEW ELECTIONS IN EITHER MICHIGAN OR FLORIDA sign now

By signing this petition, I agree to the two conditions:

1.) The Democratic National Committee (DNC) should NOT award any delegates in the states of Michigan and Florida, and it should not hold any new elections or caucuses in those states.

I agree to this for the following reasons:

1.) This will be disgraceful to the Democratic Party and the DNC, eroding our credibility going into a General Election and further dividing us at a time we need to unite against the Republicans.

2.) The logistical and financial complications if the two states hold new elections would create many complications For instance ...
(a.) Keeping track of absentee vs. first-time vs. second-time ballots and the likeihood of mass confusion
(b.) The economic costs of holding second elections and organizing the logistics and sorting through the aftermath could prove to be astronomical.

3.) These states knew the results and the risks involved with holding their elections earlier and chose to do so anyway. The DNC needs to remain firm and hold these states accountable for their choices.

4.) Many voters stepped aside in these states because they felt the election wouldn't really matter and they were given no indication that delegates would be seated. Therefore, many did not vote because they didn't feel the need to do so.

5.) Sen. Hillary Clinton was the ONLY candidate who had her name on the ballot in Michigan, while Sens. Barack Obama and (former) John Edwards did not. In the Democratic Primary race, delegates are awarded proportionally, so it would be imposslbe to give Sens. Obama and Edwards the fair share of their proportional delegates in this race.

6.) Sen. Barack Obama has proven in EVERY STATE he has campaigned in that he defeats Sen. Hillary Clinton and/or significantly narrows the gap between them. This is because voters get to know who he is and what he stands for. This did not happen in Michigan and Florida, while Sen. Hillary Clinton had the name reconigition and familiar history as First Lady that gave her an unfair advantage in states where Sen. Obama did not campaign.

7.) This would lead to a weakened DNC and a weakened Democratic Party going into the general election.

8.) Sen. Barack Obama kept his pledge not to campaign in Michigan and Florida, as he was asked to do so. He kept his word and SHOULD NOT be penalized by the DNC for honoring this pledge.


The DNC needs to make clear this issue has been resolved and move on, awarding no delegates and granting no new elections or caucuses in either Michigan or Florida.



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Latest Signatures

  • 12 January 2016694. Emebeat Ab
    I support this petition
  • 09 January 2016693. Nancy Lr
    In Florida, this choice was pushed by a Republican controlled legislatrue-----why????? I worked very hard in my precinct to get the vote out------but this petition is exactly correct-----since you warned them, and they defied it, you must keep your word.
  • 05 January 2016692. Michelle S
    Orlando FL
  • 05 January 2016691. Kenjeta G
    No. Please adide by the rules. We do not need anymore corruption.
  • 03 January 2016690. Frances C
    I support this petition
  • 02 January 2016689. Patricia Gs
    I voted in Florida with the understanding that my vote would not be counted and I accepted it.
  • 02 January 2016688. Mashubi R
    Please let us not change the rules of these primaries, after all candidates agreed to abide by them. Please may we create a United States that we can be proud of, that holds fair elections and is truly one nation, indivisible, with liberty and justice for
  • 30 December 2015687. Catherine G
    I understand your desires to change the rules back...But Fla Is going red anyway. and Mi is going Obama. So...it doesn't matter.
  • 30 December 2015686. Annemarie M
    everyone including the candidates agreed the delegates would not be counted in these states therefore the candidates did not campaign heavily so the vote is not a true representation of these states. to award these delegates now would be unfair.
  • 29 December 2015685. Sheila Blevins
    I support this petition
  • 29 December 2015684. Yvette W
    Please don't destroy the party we've been working so hard to build the past few years.
  • 26 December 2015683. Guy Ck
    rules are rules
  • 25 December 2015682. Barac W
    I support this petition
  • 24 December 2015681. Janna Ml
    I support this petition
  • 23 December 2015680. Ann M
    Get rid of the Super Delegates!!!!!
  • 23 December 2015679. Justine K
    I support this petition
  • 23 December 2015678. Michael S
    I support this petition
  • 21 December 2015677. Nakeasha S
    I support this petition
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    I support this petition
  • 18 December 2015675. William Cd
    I support this petition
  • 17 December 2015674. Dona S
    I support this petition
  • 17 December 2015673. Andrea A
    To award delegates after making an agreement otherwise would be unjust and divide the party. Please uphold the original agreement.
  • 16 December 2015672. Austin U
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  • 15 December 2015671. William R
    I support this petition
  • 15 December 2015670. Ebony C
    I support this petition
  • 14 December 2015669. Andrea H
    Rules are not made to be broken!!!
  • 11 December 2015668. Anna R
    I support this petition

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