FROM William E. Gibson
Florida Democratic Party Pushes Mail-in Primary Florida Democrats violated National Party rules by holding their presidential primary on January 29, long before they were supposed to. The candidates refused to campaign, but their names were on the ballot and Hillary Clinton won more votes than Barack Obama . Although it didn't seem to matter then, with the nomination itself perhaps at stake, Florida's Democratic Party is proposing a re-vote , partly by mail. US Senator Bill Nelson has embraced the idea, but the state's nine Democratic Congress members are adamantly opposed. Something has to be done by June 3. William Gibson is the political writer for the South Florida Sun-Sentinel .
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