Florida Gov. Charlie Crist said Friday he'll lobby fellow Republicans this weekend to help the Democratic Party out of its latest elections snafu with a ''blended'' revote plan in which the party would pay for vote-by-mail balloting while the state would oversee it.
''If the Democratic National Committee would be willing to pay for it, the appropriate thing to do would be for the state to oversee it to ensure the integrity of the process as we go forward,'' said Crist, who discussed the plan with U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla.
But Republicans aren't keen on the idea — nor are some Democrats. ``We already had an election. A record number of Democrats voted. Why can't they just count those votes, respect those votes and move on?" said Republican House Speaker Marco Rubio. House Democratic leader Dan Gelber said letting the state handle the election would prevent the Democratic Party from using the revote to build the party, "get e-mail addresses, better identify which households respond.''
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