Clinton Team: “We Reserve the Right to Challenge This Decision”

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DNC Rules and Bylaws Committee votes to fully seat Florida and Michigan’s delegations, with each delegate getting a half vote.

Gives Clinton 24 additional delegates over Obama.

Clinton campaign objects to the Michigan decision:

“This decision violates the bedrock principles of our democracy and our party… We reserve the right to challenge this decision before the Credentials Committee and appeal for a fair allocation of Michigan’s delegates that actually reflect the votes as they were cast.”

A different response from Obama Campaign Manager Plouffe: “We’re extremely gratified that the commission agreed on a fair solution.” Read his statement.

Vote prompts loud protests of “Denver!” and “Count our votes!” from many raucous observers.

Earlier vote to seat Florida’s delegation with a full vote failed 12-15.

DNC statement: “This decision was not made easily or lightly….” Read it here.

Hundreds of demonstrators– mainly pro-Clinton women– gather outside hotel. Read more, and see photos of demonstrators.

Earlier: Chairman Dean blasts media coverage of the race.

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