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Court rules Florida primary challenge 'moot'-

The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals panel ruled Friday that the
challenge was "moot."

Victor DiMaio asked the court to rule that the Democratic
National Committee disenfranchised Florida's Democratic voters by
taking away the state's delegates when it defied the party by
scheduling its primary before Feb. 5.

The party later decided to penalize Florida Democrats by
restoring their delegates but only giving them half votes. The
dispute was later settled and all delegates got full votes at the
August convention.

The court concluded that even if the DNC adopts a similar rule
in 2012, critics could file a challenge at that point and "it
would not evade review."


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