Michigan primary re-do all but dead

Michigan primary re-do all but dead

There are 49 comments on the WOOD-TV Grand Rapids and Michigan story from Mar 18, 2008, titled Michigan primary re-do all but dead. In it, WOOD-TV Grand Rapids and Michigan reports that:

One of the sticking points holding up a possible do-over election in Michigan is a rule that would ban anyone who voted in the Republican presidential primary from voting again.

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Muskegon, MI

#1 Mar 18, 2008
Excuse me, what about the DNC rule that Michigan not hold their primary prior to Feb. 5? Michigan Democratic Party broke that rule, correct?
Nix the re-do (it feels so wrong to spend 12 million on a re-do when our state is in such economic peril... I don't care if that money IS coming from private donors!) and split whatever delegates the national party will permit 50/50.$12 million is an immoral amount to pay for a few extra delegates for one of the candidates.

Grand Rapids, MI

#2 Mar 18, 2008
I agree with Joe and will add that this unfortunate mess was avoidable. Makes me extremely disheartened with our elected officials. A disgrace.

Grand Haven, MI

#3 Mar 18, 2008
I always thought that the United States Constitution was the law of the land not any political party. It seems to me that people's RIGHTS are being more controlled by groups (political or otherwise) than ever in the history of our (FREE)? country. Since when does a Party have the right to tell a state when and how it should run an election. Comments please
Funny stuff

Salt Lake City, UT

#4 Mar 18, 2008
"Michigan primary re-do all but dead"

"Kevorkian planning House run"

oh the irony.

do we live in the coolest state or what?

Lovington, NM

#5 Mar 18, 2008
It is amazing how they agree (democrats) on the rules and now they (especially Hillary) wants to change the rules late in the game, after they had agreed on them. Typical Clinton politics........Gosh I cannot stand them....

United States

#6 Mar 18, 2008
Billary is at it again. She's snaking her way in any way she can.

Allegan, MI

#7 Mar 18, 2008
are the democrats in this state impressed that their governor was able to "blow away" her own party?

Since: Nov 07

Denver, CO

#8 Mar 18, 2008
Good ! The Michigan Democratic Party is so desperate to have a re-vote and shove Hillary down our throats that they are willing to do AWAY with the Term Limits that the Voters of this State voted into law ( http://www.DontTouchTermLimits.info ) Please go to this web site and contact your Legislators ! Just shows you how crooked they are in Lansing ! We NEED ALL NEW LEADERSHIP IN LANSING ! We beed to TAKE OUR STATE BACK !

Since: Nov 07

Denver, CO

#9 Mar 18, 2008
A 50/50 split would be fine. Or seat the Michigan Delegation after the Presidential Candidate has been selected. The Michigan Democratic Lame Brains who made the decision to change the date knew there was a penalty. Now Live with it. As was said on Lou Dobbs tonight " They should take the bums that decided to break the DNC rules, and change the date of their Primary and THROW THEM OUT!" Also said " The DNC MUST ENFORCE THE RULES !"

Baldwinsville, NY

#10 Mar 18, 2008
It's becoming more and more obvious that neither of these people are fit for the presidency.

John McCain has my vote.

La Crosse, WI

#11 Mar 18, 2008
Well Mr Brewer, the voters are sorry that you are so sorry. Another Democrat who is changeing partys in Nov when it counts.

Since: Nov 07

Denver, CO

#12 Mar 18, 2008
Hillary knows Obama has it in the Bag ! YES WE CAN !!!
Mother Goose

Grand Rapids, MI

#13 Mar 18, 2008
Hillary and Barack didn't care about us in the first place, why should they still? I'm voting Republican this year only due to THAT! Pity our nation if either one of them wins.

Delton, MI

#14 Mar 18, 2008
Dems! Please lets not let our state primary mess paint the election to the negative!

We are at this crucial point in history because of two amazing democratic presidential candidates. Our state's misguided primary scheme is a seperate issue from the dem pres campaign. Hilary's motivation for placing her name on the ballot was by all means a political move. But it wasn't her idea or Barack's to have Michigan break party rules.

Delton, MI

#15 Mar 18, 2008
MG! They do care about us but our state officials?

Please don't abandon the dem party... They want your vote. And if you think our state/country is in bad shape now? We can'T NOT lose this election....
Lois from Sand Lake

Granbury, TX

#16 Mar 18, 2008
"I regret that that might be the case, but it's a national party rule and we have no choice but to follow it," he said. They are trying to break all the other rules, why not this one too? It's what the Democrats do, break rules.

Grand Haven, MI

#17 Mar 18, 2008
Who won the first one?
One man one vote

Bloomfield Hills, MI

#18 Mar 18, 2008
Well this is a fine mess the party big wigs have got us in. 50/50 is the only fair way to go. Super delagates also need to vote as the real people have spoken nation wide. One more stolen or meaningless vote and we will be head to hell in a hand basket. It is time to overhaul the whole system so it is about the little guy having a voice.

Plainwell, MI

#19 Mar 18, 2008
you want to open up my voting record?
where is my privacy? big brother is watching my voting? what next????

Grand Rapids, MI

#20 Mar 18, 2008

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