New York cancels Democratic presidential primary over coronavirus
April 28, 2020 at 12:35 AM - Views: 82 #308792N2DocParticipant
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New York Democratic officials on Monday canceled the state’s June 23 presidential primary, citing the coronavirus outbreak.
Congressional and state-level primary contests will still be held June 23 as planned. The primary was already postponed from April 28 due to the pandemic.
This is the first time New York Democrats have canceled a presidential primary. The move also makes New York the first to forgo a Democratic presidential primary for 2020, with former Vice President Joe Biden now the presumptive nominee.
The news comes a day after lawyers for former White House candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders‘s (I-Vt.) presidential campaign sent a letter to the State Board of Elections asking that he remain on the June 23 ballot. The campaign warned that the party would be damaged if the board did not grant the request.
April 28, 2020 at 12:41 AM #308797
April 28, 2020 at 12:43 AM #308801Two way streetParticipant
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and return to campaigning this summer?
2020 Campaign Season: We the People are in the fight for our lives and livelihoods.
April 28, 2020 at 12:47 AM #308804salemcourtParticipant
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I had said that they would definitely drop Bernies name or cancel it since otherwise, he would have won by such a huge margin, it would have cut significantly into Biden’s lead. I will also start using the hashtag!
April 28, 2020 at 12:51 AM #308807ThouArtThatParticipant
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Back in February, this citizen and voter bowed to pressure ( @ohiobarbarian ) and registered as a vichy dem for the sole purpose of voting for Bernie in the NY State primary. Now twice “berned”, the moment that vichy dem stench can be removed will be none too soon. Will have to live with the foul odor until July 1st per the local Board of Elections. Moving forward, this voter and citizen will forever forswear all vichy dem politics. This time DemExit will be forever and forever.
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April 28, 2020 at 2:08 AM #308876Red CloudParticipant
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It would have been rigged anyhow.
April 28, 2020 at 3:24 AM #308920Babel 17Participant
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I’m sure that will go over well with the Sanders supporters in attendance.
And good luck beating Trump if you cancel the convention, or play games to muzzle the Sanders supporters at it.
April 28, 2020 at 3:33 AM #308926
April 28, 2020 at 3:56 AM #308938RufusTFireflyParticipant
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The presidential primary has been canceled due to concerns about COVID-19.
Yet all the down-ballot races will continue as scheduled.
Truly, a new level of chutzpah.
I may need to put on a hat just to stop my head from exploding.
April 28, 2020 at 5:57 AM #309022MistaPParticipant
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and he’s filling mass graves with prisoners, and he’s not even President yet!
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