March 10, 2008

"Lawsuit Eyed by Sharpton Over Florida"

The NY Sun offers this report, which begins: "Laying the groundwork for a court battle that could divide the Democratic Party, the Reverend Al Sharpton is threatening to sue the Democratic National Committee if it counts Florida's primary results in the official presidential delegates tally. Rev. Sharpton is traveling to Florida today to compile lists of residents who skipped the January contest because they thought their votes would not count. He plans to have those residents sign affidavits saying they would be disenfranchised by the seating of the Florida delegation, in the event the Democratic Party allowed that to happen."

As I've noted here and here, I would not expect such a lawsuit to have any chance of success.

Posted by Rick Hasen at March 10, 2008 08:46 AM