From NBC's Mark Murray
DNC member Jon Ausman is now presenting Florida's challenge. He is arguing 1) that the DNC was wrong to strip the state's superdelegates from the Democratic convention and 2) that Florida's 185 pledged delegates could only be subject to a 50% penalty -- not the 100% one the DNC enacted.
Ausman said his challenge is simply a "vehicle" to deal with the current controversy. And he hopes it can be a "healing process that unifies us and heals us."
"So when we leave this room," he added, "we're all wearing the same blue jerseys … so we can go after the Republicans who are wearing the red jerseys."