Judge Reinstates NY Presidential Primary

State had cancelled voting over “unnecessary risk.”

A judge on the U.S. District Court for New York’s Southern District granted a preliminary injunction and ordered the New York Board of Elections to hold their primary on June 23 among presidential and delegate candidates who were “duly qualified” as of April 26.

The state of New York had canceled the primary over concerns that voting would have been an unnecessary risk. Former Vice President Joe Biden is already the presumptive nominee of the Democrat Party, which led the co-chairman of the election board to say the New York primary was “unnecessary and frivolous.” He said the Board of Elections was “reviewing the decision and preparing an appeal.”

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said the primary would proceed as ordered but pointed to the potential for an appeal.

The judge’s order “restored basic democracy in New York,” said the manager of the Bernie Sanders campaign, whose name also appears on the ballot.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • That the voting right and privilege of American citizens would be protected during this presidential election season.
  • That Governor Cuomo and the Board of Elections would consider special provisions for voting due to the requirements of social distancing and other guidelines arising out of the coronavirus pandemic.

Sources: Reuters, The Hill


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