Federal Judge Rules New York Must Hold June Democratic Primary Election

by Marlo Safi

A federal judge ruled that New York must go forward with its presidential primary after the state’s board of elections voted to cancel it amid coronavirus fears.

U.S. District Judge Analisa Torres of Manhattan made the ruling Tuesday evening to hold the primary in June, NBC News reported. The New York State Board of Elections decided in late April to strip Independent Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders’ name from the ballot after he dropped out, effectively canceling the primary and making former Vice President Joe Biden the winner.

Torres ruled in favor of former presidential candidate Andrew Yang, who filed a lawsuit against the election board in late April when the board canceled the primary after it had been postponed to June 23.

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