Mich.-Fla. Plan, Net Gain of 19 for Clinton, Picking Up Steam

Move would raise Obama target but get Hillary little closer; 50-50 split irks Mich. Dem
By Jonas Oransky,  Newser Staff
Posted May 29, 2008 5:10 PM CDT
Mich.-Fla. Plan, Net Gain of 19 for Clinton, Picking Up Steam
Democratic presidential hopeful, Sen. Barack Obama.   (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

A plan to give each of Florida’s Democratic delegates a half-vote and to split Michigan’s halved delegates evenly between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama is “gaining some traction in the right circles” ahead of Saturday’s DNC meeting, Talking Points Memo discerns from an MSNBC report. The compromise would net Clinton 19 delegates and set a new “magic number” of 2,118.

Talking Points also notes that while giving each delegate 0.5 votes would give Hillary 19 extra votes, halving the Sunshine State delegation (and giving each del a full vote) would net her only six. Meanwhile, a Clinton-backing Michigander called the idea of splitting his delegation “fatally flawed.” The state’s party chairman continued to push an arbitrary 69-59 split for Hillary today. (Read more Barack Obama stories.)

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