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DELEGATES-BLACKS
(2008-02-13)
(wgvu) - D NAACP CHAIRMAN JULIAN BOND SAYS THE DEMOCRATIC
PARTY'S REFUSAL TO SEAT MICHIGAN AND FLORIDA DELEGATES WOULD
DISENFRANCHISE THE STATES' MINORITY COMMUNITIES.
THE LEADER OF THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF
COLORED PEOPLE MADE THE COMPLAINT IN A LETTER TO DEMOCRATIC
NATIONAL COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN HOWARD DEAN.
THE COMMITTEE PENALIZED MICHIGAN AND FLORIDA FOR MOVING THEIR
PRIMARIES TO EARLIER DATES IN VIOLATION OF PARTY RULES.
THE PARTY'S PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES SIGNED A PLEDGE NOT TO
CAMPAIGN IN EITHER STATE.
MICHIGAN LOST 128 DELEGATES AND FLORIDA LOST 185.
THE DEMOCRATIC COMMITTEE SAYS THE TWO STATES STILL CAN HOLD
CAUCUSES TO PICK DELEGATES.
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