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March 7, 2021
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Ex-Civil Rights Commission head asks DNC to settle delegate fight
(wgvu) - TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - The woman who oversaw the documentation
of voter disenfranchisement during the disputed 2000 presidential
election has asked the Democratic Party to settle a fight with
Florida and Michigan to avoid damage to the party.
Mary Frances Berry served as U.S. Commission on Civil Rights
chairwoman until 2004. She is concerned that there will be a battle
at the August convention over the seating of delegates from the two
The Democratic National Committee stripped the states of their
delegates as punishment for moving up their primaries before
February 5th.
The DNC declined to comment.
Florida and Michigan are pushing to have the delegates restored,
and New York Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton has said the delegates
should be seated.
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