Obama Campaign Calls 50-50 Split Of Michigan Delegates Fair
WASHINGTON D.C. (AP) — Barack Obama’s team has an idea about what to do with Michigan’s delegates to the Democratic National Convention: split them between him and rival Hillary Clinton.
Connecticut Senator Chris Dodd – who supports Obama – says an 50-50 split would be a fair way of allowing the Michigan delegation to participate.
The Clinton campaign is rejecting the idea. A spokesman says, “Michigan is populated by people, not numbers, and those people need to have their voices heard.”
The national party stripped Michigan of its 156 delegates as punishment for the state holding its primary in January, earlier than party rules allow. Obama’s name wasn’t on the ballot when the contest was held, and Clinton won.
Florida was also stripped of its delegates for holding a primary in January. Clinton also won there.