According to Senator Clinton, Florida Democrats are just hankering to have the state's delegates seated at the convention:
"The people of [Florida and Michigan] came out and voted. If they had
been influenced by the DNC, despite the fact that there was very little
campaigning, if any, they would have stayed home. But they wanted their voices
heard. More than 2 million people came out. I mean, it was record turnout for a
primary. Florida, in particular, is sensitive to being disenfranchised because
of what happened to them in the last elections. I have said that I would ask my
delegates to vote to seat."
"...Both the voters and elected officials in Michigan and Florida
feel so strongly about this. Senator Bill Nelson, of Florida, early on in the
process actually sued because he thinks it’s absurd on its face that 1.7 million
Democrats who eventually voted would basically be disregarded, and I agree with
him about that."
So brave Hillary Clinton is selflessly taking up the charge on our behalf. And the voter turnout was all about supporting Hillary Clinton and had absolutely nothing to do with the fact that a property tax amendment -- in which property owners could vote to double their homestead exemption -- was on the ballot.
But what do Florida Democrats actually think? Less than a quarter want the Florida delegation seated as is:
- 24 percent said the DNC should seat the delegation
- 15 percent said the delegation shouldn't be seated
- 13 percent said the DNC should seat the delegation so they can vote on party decisions made at the convention, but with their votes split equally between Clinton and Obama so neither gets an advantage
- 28 percent said the state party should hold another vote or caucus to choose delegates eligible to be seated - an option the party has rejected, saying it would disenfranchise the voters in the primary
- 20 percent said don't know