Clinton Rejects Idea of MI Delegate Split

By: AP
By: AP

WASHINGTON (AP) _ Hillary Rodham Clinton doesn't like the idea of evenly splitting Michigan's Democratic delegates with rival Barack Obama.

Earlier Thursday, Obama's campaign said a 50-50 split would be a fair way to distribute delegates from the state, which was penalized for holding a primary earlier than allowed. Clinton won the contest but Obama's name wasn't on the ballot.

But Clinton suggests a split would disenfranchise the state and leave it out of the process of picking a presidential nominee. She also says Obama's nomination could be tainted if he wins it without Michigan holding another contest.

The idea of a do-over primary had been batted around, but Michigan's lawmakers adjourned Thursday without taking up a bill for such a vote. There's still a possibility that a last-minute deal can be made, but it's unlikely.

The Clinton campaign says it's looking into the option of having a mail-in vote, something the Democratic Party would have to decide on.

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