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Clinton launches online Florida and Michigan petition drive

Hillary Clinton's camp says it's had an "overwhelming" response to its latest effort to see that Florida's unsanctioned Jan. 29 primary counts: a new online petition drive that urges backers to register support for "seating the Florida and Michigan delegates at the Democratic National Convention in Denver this August."

"Millions of people in Florida and Michigan went to the polls to make their voices heard in the Democratic Presidential primary," the petition states. "They deserve to have their votes count."

Clinton spokesman Phil Singer told reporters that more than 100,000 people have signed the petition since it was launched late last night.

An e-mail from campaign manager Maggie Williams, urging supporters to sign the petition, quotes an unnamed Delray Beach "supporter" saying, "Our votes should count. We went to the polls in good faith that our votes would count and our voices would be heard."

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Yobachi

It's probably Clinton campaign staffers signing the petition over and over again with different names.

"She's a monster, she'll do anything to win."

Ann

She's worse than a monster... She's the devil incarnate. I used to think that was Cheney but I was wrong

Mike

When Slick Willie sidetracked family values and introduced the significant degredation of morality into our society, many people associated him with being the anti-Christ. I now wonder if that wasn't true, but they merelyu had the wrong Clinton identified.

Rene Norton

a 50 50 split is the same as a disenfranchisement DUH

any politician that stands in the way of floridas votes being counted, their delegates seated as per the primary results.. I will actively destroy their political future
There is nothing more unamerican then the tampering of our elections

Jon

I like Hillary. The media and some crazy activists have been VERY unfair to her. These character assassinations are a type of logical fallacy.

IJL

I agree with Jon and Rene! Makes me wonder if any of you nasty people with your nasty comments have had your shots! Hillary has the experience we need.

Marsha Thompson

I Believe that Hillary Clinton will make a Strong President.She has the experience that Washington needs right now.
Senator Obama is very well educated and would make a good leader, but I believe that He lacks the experience in dealing with Foreign Leaders and Policy Issues that Senator Clinton has. I do like that neither of them have any "Visible"mudslinging at each other which is why I also believe that this race is going to be relativly fair. It is My hope though, that Florida will be allowed to have their say as to whom their vote should go to.But in the end, My sincere hope is that whoever wins the Democratic Nomination will allow the other to back Them Up as a"Running- Mate" for obvious reasons.

Marsha Thompson

I Believe that Hillary Clinton will make a Strong President.She has the experience that Washington needs right now.
Senator Obama is very well educated and would make a good leader, but I believe that He lacks the experience in dealing with Foreign Leaders and Policy Issues that Senator Clinton has. I do like that neither of them have any "Visible"mudslinging at each other which is why I also believe that this race is going to be relativly fair. It is My hope though, that Florida will be allowed to have their say as to whom their vote should go to.But in the end, My sincere hope is that whoever wins the Democratic Nomination will allow the other to back Them Up as a"Running- Mate" for obvious reasons.

Rick

Leave it to Florida to screw things up. In your vain efforts to circumnavigate the rules of the DNC, you have done this country in yet again.

Send it to the Supreme Court. There is NO popular vote in this process. There is no provision in the US Constitution that grants you the right to vote in a primary. It should be all or nothing ... Why punish the rest of America for your blind stupidity?

Let us forget presidents and reside ouselves to dynastic houses to rule over us. The House of Bush and the House of Clinton.

I for one hope to see two new faces square off - McCain and Obama. America does not need another Clinton.

America needs it's dignity restored and this is not demonstrating that to the world.

KM

It's interesting to talk now about fairness. Both Michigan and Florida were trying to be unfair to the voting blocks that were being represented in the first 4 primary elections. The DNC tried to balance the states and their populations to make voting blocks balanced and represented in January. They held their elections anyway with a blatant disregard for fairness by both states party leaders. HRC didn't "campaign" in Florida - but held "fundraisers" just before their elections. She was the only candidate not to take her name off the ballot in Michigan to try to force them to abide by the rules. Now she claims things are not fair.

glry

All you guys that talk so much crap about Hillary really sound like jelous maniacs. I mean common don't you read all the things you write. It is really sad. Anyways soon everyone will se what a mistake it is to make Obama president. With all due respect to you Obama groupies, he has no clue, no experience, is really arrogant, and ohh yeah most important has long term ties with a concerning group...yes his church. Pay attention to this america, pay close attention. We go to church for God and ourselves not to hate and create dangerous ideals. He has something of all of that in him and he is trying to hide it. We are risking it all for nothing.

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