By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER, Associated Press Writer 1 hour, 54 minutes ago
VIENNA, Va. – Democratic leaders voted Saturday to strip of all its delegates to the national convention next year as punishment for scheduling an early presidential primary in violation of party rules.
In spite of the vote, some party leaders and officials said they believed the delegates would eventually be seated at the convention.
Michigan, with 156 delegates, has scheduled a Jan. 15 primary. Democratic Party rules prohibit states other than Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada and South Carolina from holding nominating contests before Feb. 5. Florida was hit with a similar penalty in August for scheduling a Jan. 29 primary.
You would think at some point in time the Democrats would get the idea that they are sending out the wrong message to their voters…… first the pivotal state of Florida, and now Michigan.