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Delegate Decision Sparks Outcry From Some

WASHINGTON (AP) - Democratic party officials say a party committee agreed on a compromise to seat Michigan and Florida delegates after Barack Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton failed to get enough support to force their positions through.

The committee agreed on a compromise offered by the Michigan Democratic Party that would give Clinton 69 delegates and Obama 59. Each delegate would get half a vote at the convention in Denver later this summer, according to the deal.

They also agreed to seat the Florida delegation based on the outcome of the January primary, with 105 pledged delegates for Clinton and 67 for Obama, but with each delegate getting half a vote as a penalty.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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