I guess they thought they could buy some influence and expect the DNC to break their own rules?

From Hotline:

A DNC spokeswoman is confirming that the party is returning money, totaling $45K, to three donors. Details will indeed be reported in that April 20 filing. All three are FL donors upset with the ongoing debate about how and if the state’s votes and delegates will be counted.

Now, let’s not forget that the reason the DNC had to punish Florida in the first place was because the Republicans in Florida created legislation that moved up the primary and attached it to an omnibus bill that Democrats had to vote for. So while it appeared that Dems were giving the thumbs up to the primary plan, this was really all due to GOP dirty tricks.


Business DNC Returns Donors Money Over Florida