While there have been no plans on what to do in regards of both Florida and Michigan, Democratic co-frontrunner Hillary Clinton had demanded that the results from both states should be counted and delegates allocated. She said that if it does not happen, a new election must be held.
On Wednesday, March 12, Clinton said that if the votes are not counted, then the voters of both states face the risk of not being included in the selection process. The states were punished by the Democratic National Committee for holding their primaries too early. Before signing the agreement, both states understood the penalties for doing so. As a result, Florida and Michigan were stripped of their delegates.
Hillary Clinton had won both states. However, the wins did not count because both states had violated the DNC rules.
“The results of those primaries were fair and they should be honored,” Hillary Clinton who addressed the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, located in Washington DC.
Officials for the Florida and Michigan Democratic parties understood the penalties for holding their elections too early.
While there are talks about a possible re-vote, there is still one major dilemma: cost.
One option on the table is a mail-in ballot. However, that method still costs money such as shipping and handling. While there is the idea of prepaid envelopes, one question that should be asked: who will foot the cost of those envelopes?
The main factor is cost. Ultimately, it will depend on who is willing to front the costs.