Fla. Vote-By Mail Primary Re-Do Unlikely Because Of Concerns

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The chairwoman of Florida’s Democratic Party has said the proposed presidential primary do-over is unlikely to go forward because of concerns about the combined mail-in/in-person election.

Still, Karen Thurman said Thursday she is asking Democratic leaders, the national party and Sens. Barack Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton to consider the option as the best way to resolve a delegate dispute. The disagreement was created when the state violated party rules by holding an early primary.

Thurman will review comments from Democratic leaders and make a decision by Monday on whether to proceed with the do-over. But she said based on what she’s already heard, it’s unlikely to happen.