The resolution increased the "magic" number of delegates needed to clinch the nomination to 2,118 (currently it is at 2052). This leaves Obama 66 delegates short of clinching the nomination.
Harold Ickes, who is a representative for Sen. Clinton, reserved the senator's right to take her challenge to the DNC's Credential Committee which will meet at least a month away.
Clinton's camp insisted Obama shouldn't get any pledged delegates in Michigan since he chose not to put his name on the ballot, and she should get 73 pledged delegates with 55 uncommitted. Obama's team insisted the only fair solution was to split the pledged delegates in half between the two campaigns, with 64 each.
The committee agreed on a compromise offered by the Michigan Democratic Party that would split the difference, allowing Clinton to take 69 delegates and Obama 59. Each delegate would get half a vote at the convention in Denver this summer, according to the deal.
The deal passed 19-8. Thirteen members of the committee supported Clinton, so she wasn't even able to keep her supporters together.
The committee also unanimously agreed to seat the Florida delegation based on the outcome of the January primary, with 105 pledged delegates for Clinton and 67 for Obama, but with each delegate getting half a vote as a penalty. (Source)
Rep. Robert Wexler (D-Fl) for Obama
Harold Ickes Threatens to take fight to Credential Committee
- DNC stripped Michigan and Florida of their delegates for moving up their primaries. Each candidate agreed that the Michigan and Florida primary would not count which resulted in Sen Obama and others removing their names from the ballot in Michigan. Hillary Clinton was the only major Democratic candidate to leave her name on the ballot in Michigan in hopes to "not offend Michigan in the general election."
- Michigan moved it's primary up in protest of Iowa and New Hampshire always having the privelege of going first. Sen. Carl Levin (D-Mi) stated that those two states "does not respresent the true demographics of the electorate."
- Primary revotes were proposed in each state, but they were rejected by each states legislature.