View Full Version : Blitzer: Hold new Florida, Michigan primaries in August?

Midnight Mike
2008-05-06, 05:31 PM
Here's one idea that is now being floated and that potentially could gain some traction though it would require the DNC changing its current rules which state that the primaries and caucuses must be concluded by early June.

Michigan already has a state-wide primary scheduled for August 5 for local and state elections. Florida has a similar state-wide primary scheduled for August 26, the second day of the Democratic convention in Denver. Why not let the two states add a Hillary Clinton-Barack Obama election to the ballots for those two primaries?

Adding that election to the already scheduled primaries for those two dates wouldn't add any additional cost to the states.

They would simply have to print a new ballot.

http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/20 ... in-august/ (http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2008/05/06/blitzer-hold-new-florida-michigan-elections-in-august/)