No hanging chads, no cemetery votes, no problem. It’s the latest election news from Florida:

The possibility of a mail-in vote for Florida’s Democrats has officially been killed.

Karen Thurman, head of the Sunshine State’s Democratic party, has issued a letter acknowledging defeat for the idea, much as she knew it was a long-shot possibility last week when she first sent around a draft proposal outlining the ways it could have been accomplished.

The state’s Congressional Democratic delegation opposed it; the Republicans who control the state Legislature opposed it. Opponents cited the inability to verify signatures as one hurdle; the cost estimated at more than $10 million also was a significant obstacle.


Only Hillary Clinton supported it, as a way to win some delegates she desperately needs. Clinton just took one step back from the nomination.


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