WASHINGTON, March 7 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., repeated her call for delegates from Michigan and Florida to be seated at the national Democratic nominating convention.
"I'm going to let the leadership of both states see what they think is the best approach," Clinton told reporters in Washington.
The Democratic national party stripped Florida and Michigan of their delegates as punishment for moving their primaries ahead of Feb. 5, Super Tuesday.
The Democrats' decision could have major implications in the nominating process with both Clinton and Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., scratching for every delegate, CNN reported.
"I think that it would be a grave disservice to the voters of Florida and Michigan to adopt any process that would disenfranchise anyone," Clinton said. "I'm still committed to seating their delegations and I know that they're working with the Democratic party to determine how best to proceed."
The governors of Michigan and Florida -- one a Democrat and one a Republican -- called on the Democratic National Committee to allow the delegates to somehow be seated.
Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean said the states could somehow re-run their primaries or ask appeal to the credentials committee at the convention. Dean said the DNC wouldn't underwrite a repeated primary.