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Do NOT Seat Michigan\'s Delegates Without A Re-Vote

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To the DNC and citizens of America: * As of September 1, 2007, all but one of the Democratic Presidential Candidates had signed a pledge stating that they would \" Not campaign or participate in any state which schedules a presidential election primary or caucus before Feb. 5, 2008, except for the states of Iowa, Nevada, New Hampshire and South Carolina, as \"campaigning\" is defined by rules and regulations of the DNC.\" 1 * As a result, Obama, Edwards, Biden, and Richardson removed their names from the ballot. Kucinich reportedly attempted, but missed the deadline. Hillary Clinton, along with Gravel (who had not signed the pledge) and Chris Dodd, took no action to remove their names. Clinton gave her reasoning behind leaving her name on, saying \"It\'s clear, this election [Michigan is] having is not going to count for anything.\" 2 * Hillary Clinton \"won\" the primary in Michigan on January 15th with 55% of the vote. \"Uncommitted\" received 40%, with Dodd and Gravel receiving the other 5% (4% and 0% respectively). 3 * Many Michigan voters did not go to the polls that day, after being told by the DNC, the candidates, and the media that their vote would not count, and their delegates would not be seated. Many of those who did turn out were not able to vote for their candidate. * Many Michigan voters are not \"uncommitted.\" We are committed to our candidate (whoever that candidate may be), and deserve the right to have our voices heard. However, this cannot be achieved by seating the delegates as they were decided by the January 15th election. We, the undersigned, demand a re-vote, whether by a new primary, or a caucus, so that we can have our voices heard and our votes count. If no re-vote agreement can be reached, we ask that our delegates not be seated as they are currently apportioned, but be divided evenly between the two remaining candidates. In this way, the voters of Michigan who are not \"uncommitted,\" and did not get to vote for their candidate are not disenfranchised, and those who did not go to the polls to vote in an election that would not \"count for anything.\" will have their voices heard.


A concerned Michigan citizen.


1 Pledge as published by MSNBC http://msnbcmedia.msn.com/i/msnbc/sections/news/070831_Final_Pledge.pdf 2 The original radio interview with Laura Knoy on the Exchange-a program on New Hampshire Public Radio 10/11/2007 http://www.nhpr.org/node/13858 3 Primary Results as shown by CNN http://www.cnn.com/ELECTION/2008/primaries/results/state/#MI
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