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Appeals Court Dismisses Florida Primary Lawsuit

ATLANTA (CN) - The 11th Circuit dismissed a lawsuit against the Democratic National Committee over the party's decision to strip Florida of its delegates to the national convention for breaking the party's rules by moving its primary to January.

Victor DiMaoi, a Florida Democratic Party activist from Tampa, claimed the party's move disenfranchised Florida Democratic voters by stripping them of their say in the party's nominee.

A three-judge panel ruled unanimously that although the case "raises a number of interesting and potentially significant questions," the plaintiff "undeniably" lacks standing because DiMaoi never claimed to have voted - or said he intended to vote - in the Florida primary.

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