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The votes of Florida and Michigan should be counted for determining the Democratic nominee for President. I think that everyone’s vote should count. While it is true that those two states didn’t comply with the rules of the Democratic Party, that was not the fault of the individual voters in those states. I think it is ironic that many Democrats who complained that not all votes were counted in Florida in the 2000 Presidential race but now some of those same people don’t want to count the votes in Florida’s and Michigan’s Democratic primaries.
How can anyone stand up and say, with a straight face, that she/he stands for civil rights when the right to vote of so many people are at stake and the response that those voters are getting from their political leaders is that party politics and interests come before the rights of individual’s voters. The Democratic Party will not have the moral standing to present itself as the party that is the champion and defender of civil rights if it decides to disenfranchise party members in Michigan and Florida. And by the way, why are the civil rights activists not talking about this issue?