Michigan re-do primary is DEAD
Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y. addresses supporters during a rally in Detroit, Wednesday, March 19, 2008.
A Michigan Democrat re-do primary on June 3rd?
And, there are some questions about disenfranchising voters who participated in the first primary election in January.
Although Michigan has always run open elections, which allow voters to vote in whatever primary they prefer, voters who participated in the Republican primary in January could not vote in the June election under the proposed law. This class of voters includes Democrats and Independents who chose not to vote in the invalid Democratic primary at the time because the majority of active candidates did not appear on the ballot and the results would not be accepted under party rules.
The State is also vulnerable to challenge under the party rules. Since any Republican or independent who did not vote in January in the Republican primary is fully free to participate in the June primary, the effect of the proposal is to enfranchise a class of Republicans while disenfranchising a class of Democrats-the ones who chose to vote in the Republican primary when they correctly understood that the Democratic contest was meaningless.
Rush Limbaugh and the GOP will GAME this election. Then, will come the legal challenge to the entire process.
So, is Hillary tilting at windmills for a new election or trying to make Obama look bad by opposing a legitimate vote?
All of the above.
Flap doubts there will be a re-do in Michigan.