Saturday, December 01, 2007

Are Michigan's convention rooms available?

WE'VE MOVED! Democratic Convention Watch is now at

Last week the DNCC stayed consistent, and did not assign any hotel rooms to the Florida delegation, since there is officially no Florida delegation. Well, today, the DNC also stripped Michigan of their delegates:

Democratic leaders voted Saturday to strip Michigan of all its delegates to the national convention next year as punishment for scheduling an early presidential primary in violation of party rules. 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.
Michigan had been assigned the Red Lion Denver Central. Looks like the Democrats Abroad will have the run of the place.


Leslie at CoCo said...

You asked a great question, Matt, so I inquired to the DNCC.

You run a great site! Thanks for the compilation of convention stories.

Leslie Robinson