Politics & Government

Suit filed to force Democrats to seat full Florida delegation

Florida's history of discrimination against African Americans should force the Democratic National Party to count all of the state's delegates at its national convention, a lawsuit filed Thursday claims.

The suit, filed by state senate Democratic Leader Steve Geller and other prominent Democrats in Fort Lauderdale, claims the federal Voting Rights Act, the Civil Rights-era law that requires the U.S. Justice Department to approve any significant voting change in Florida to make sure it doesn't disenfranchise black voters, prohibits the national party from stripping the state of its convention delegates.

Geller, who is an uncommitted super-delegates, said the Democratic National Committee violated its own rules by not launching an independent investigation of the factors that went into the scheduling of Florida's primary earlier before party rules allowed.

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