ALBANY – In light of the Coronavirus spread, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has moved the state’s presidential primary election to June 23.
The original date was April 28, Cuomo said.
“I don’t think it’s wise to be bringing a lot of people to one location to vote,” the governor said during a Saturday press conference. “A lot of people touching one doorknob, a lot of people touching one pen, whatever you call the new device on the ballots.”
“So we are going to delay that and link it to an election that was previously scheduled on June 23rd,” the governor furthered. “The June 23rd date is for state legislative races and congressional races.”
“We’ll move the presidential election to that date. Ironically, I had advocated that it be on that date all along anyway. So there’s only one election and people only needed to come out once. Everybody wants to vote. Everybody wants to do their civic duty, but don’t make me come out and vote, you know, 11 times, said the governor. “Put the elections together so I can go to the ballot once. And this will actually do that.”
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