(NewsReady.com) – The New York State Board of Elections canceled its Democratic presidential primary three weeks after Senator Bernie Sanders (D-VT) paused his campaign. Democrats on the board voted Monday to cancel the June 23 primary, citing COVID-19 as the reason.
Sen. Sanders, the last rival to former Vice President Joe Biden, suspended his campaign on April 8. However, his campaign team asked the board to leave his name on the primary ballot. Their bizarre argument was it would help unify the terminally-divided party. It seems, rather than allow such a polarizing contest to go ahead, NY Dems decided to just cancel the whole thing. Needless to say, Sanders supporters are unhappy.
It is completely wrong for the BOE to cancel New York’s Presidential Primary.
This decision is not informed by public health: the state is still holding elections for every other seat that day, & so far the only way your ballot will 100% be counted in NY is to vote in person! https://t.co/l8iT7mxm9c
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) April 27, 2020
Sixteen of the states are postponing their Democratic primaries; New York is the first to simply cancel theirs. However, with only one horse left in the race, they probably won’t be the last.
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