Dems Give Michigan, Florida Full Voting Rights

DENVER (AP) — Delegates from Michigan and Florida will have full voting rights at the national convention this week, despite violating party rules by holding early primaries.

The convention credentials committee voted Sunday to restore full voting rights, at the behest of Barack Obama. The two states had initially been stripped of all their delegates for holding primaries before Feb. 5. The party’s rules committee restored the delegates in May, but gave them only half votes.

Democrats hope that Sunday’s gesture will strengthen their standing in two important battleground states.