19 Mar

Florida poll on counting votes

The Miami Herald covers a new Florida poll which shows that voters strongly feel that their votes should count, with 89% wanting delegates at the convention. But while such passion for being part of history is good for the party (1.7 million Democrats voted in Florida), the poll also warns that we must resolve the situation or risk alienating more voters.

Twenty-four percent of Florida Democrats said that if the state doesn’t have a say, they would be less likely to support the Democratic nominee.

The good news is that there is a clear way forward: seat the delegates, either using the existing vote or with a new primary, and unify the ticket with both candidates to ensure that no group of supporters feels cheated by this process.

Exactly half the voters said both candidates should be on the ticket in November, with the loser of the primary as the vice presidential candidate.