On August 25, the Democratic National Committee Rules & Bylaws Committee voted to deprive the Florida Democratic Party of all its delegates to the national convention next year. However, if the state party agrees in the next 30 days not to choose its delegates at the January 29 presidential primary, the penalty will be revoked.
The vote was almost unanimous. Probably the Florida Democratic Party will give in and schedule caucuses in February to choose its delegates. The January presidential primary will be just a “beauty contest.”
Democratic National rules say no state may choose its delegates earlier than February 5, except for Nevada, South Carolina, New Hampshire and Iowa.