Florida Senator Wants to Change Presidential Election System

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

Tallahassee, Fla. (AP) Democratic Senator Bill Nelson of Florida is proposing a new nominating process for choosing presidential candidates.

He's calling for federal legislation following his unsuccessful attempt to force his own party to recognize results of Florida's democratic primary in January. The democratic national committee is standing by its warning that states that jumped in line would lose their convention delegates. Florida and Michigan moved up their primaries anyway.

Declaring the “system is broken,” Nelson is proposing a system of six regional primaries, with the order rotating.

Nelson also wants to replace the electoral college with direct popular election of the president.

As for resolving this year's delegate mess, Nelson wants Florida's convention delegates to be given half a vote, but still apportioned according to the January 29th primary, which Hillary Clinton won.

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