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NY presidential primary pushed back until June due to COVID-19 concerns

New York joins over a dozen states that have delayed some elections amid the coronavirus pandemic.

News 12 Staff

Mar 28, 2020, 7:36 PM

Updated 1,545 days ago

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NY presidential primary pushed back until June due to COVID-19 concerns
(AP) Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Saturday that he is delaying New York's presidential primary from April 28 to June 23, when the state plans to hold legislative congressional and local party primaries. 
“I don’t think it’s wise to be bringing people to one location to vote" on the April date, he said. 
New York joins over a dozen states that have delayed some elections amid the coronavirus pandemic. Ohio, Georgia, Louisiana, Connecticut, Maryland, Rhode Island, Indiana and Kentucky have also postponed their presidential primaries. 
The governor's decision came as election commissioners across New York warned they were "risking" their health and safety to meet impending deadlines for testing machines and preparing ballots ahead of the April 28 date. 
The governor said Saturday that COVID-19 cases in New York have surpassed 52,000 and the death toll in the state is at 728.
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