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Michigan and Florida Governors to DNC and RNC: Don't Silence 5,163,271 Americans
March 05, 2008
March 5, 2008
LANSING - Michigan Governor Jennifer M. Granholm and Florida Governor Charlie Crist released a joint statement today, calling on the Democratic and Republican National Committees with a very clear message: Seat our delegates.
Joint Statement from Michigan Governor Jennifer M. Granholm and Florida Governor Charlie Crist:
"The right to vote is at the very foundation of our democracy. This primary season, voters have turned out in record numbers to exercise that right, and it is reprehensible that anyone would seek to silence the voices of 5,163,271 Americans. It is intolerable that the national political parties have denied the citizens of Michigan and Florida their votes and voices at their respective national conventions.
"According to the DNC and RNC, Michigan and Florida have violated party rules by moving up their primaries. Today, we each will call upon our respective state and national party chairs to resolve this matter and to ensure that the voters of Michigan and Florida are full participants in the formal selection of their parties' nominees. We must restore the rights of the more than 5 million voters whose voices have been silenced."
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