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Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Lawsuit Against DNC Over Florida Delegates Thrown Out Of Court

The Florida court threw out the lawsuit. Geller will Appeal to the Supreme Court.
As was previously reported at Wake Up America, Senate Democratic Leader Steve Geller, along with two other Democrats, have filed a suit in Florida to force the DNC to seat the delegates, claiming that stripping Florida of those delegates is in violation of the Voting Rights Act which prohibits any national party from stripping a state's delegates.

News just came out that the Florida court has thrown that lawsuit out and the litigants, Geller and the other two Democrats plan on appealing it to the United States Supreme Court.

Political consultant Victor DiMaio and his lawyer Michael Steinberg had compared the party's decision to earlier prohibitions against allowing African-Americans to vote and invoked the trauma of the Florida recount in the 2000 contest between Al Gore and George W. Bush, both arguments also used by Hillary Clinton to support the seating of the state’s delegates.

DiMaio says, "This is nuts. This is not right. How can they remove Florida after all the things that Florida has suffered through– hanging chads, through Bush v Gore, and they're sticking it to us again."

This is the second lawsuit that has been discarded by the Florida courts in the case of the Florida delegates and it is a stunning blow to the Clinton campaign, which has not yet commented on this recent decision.

Next stop on this wild roller coaster ride of a campaign is the DNC Rules and ByLaws Committee meeting on May 31, 2008, which promises to be a media circus, rife with rallies, protests, pickets and marches from many organizations.