FL, MI Get Half Votes

The Democratic National Committee has decided to seat delegates from Michigan and Florida–although giving each of them only half a vote. This will probably be the final nail in the coffin of the Hillary Clinton campaign:

With no Michigan or Florida delegates included, Obama led Clinton by 202 delegates.

The committee’s ruling gave Clinton 105 pledged delegates from Florida and 69 from Michigan, with a total of 87 votes.

Obama received 67 pledged delegates from Florida and 59 from Michigan, casting a total of 63 votes.

That tally leaves Obama ahead by the equivalent of 178 delegates.

This decision is probably the most reasonable compromise the DNC could come up with at this point. It won’t satisfy Hillary, but even if all the delegates had gotten full votes she would have still trailed Obama, so it’s past time she saw the writing on the wall.

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