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Jimmy Carter disses FL Dems

AP: BURBANK, Calif. -- Former President Jimmy Carter says delegates from Florida and Michigan should not be counted at the Democratic National Convention because they "disqualified themselves." On "The Tonight Show" Wednesday, Carter also warned of a disaster if party insiders try to wrest the nomination from the candidate with the largest number of votes and state victories.

"It would be a catastrophe for the party," Carter told Jay Leno.

[Last modified: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 10:56am]


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