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New York cancels presidential primary due to COVID-19 concerns

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Posted at 12:29 PM, Apr 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-27 12:29:13-04

ALBANY, N.Y. (WKBW) — New York state officials have made the unprecedented decision to cancel the state's June 23 presidential primary due to concerns about the spread of COVID-19.

Democrats on the state board of elections announced the move Monday.

The primary would have been procedural. Earlier this month, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders conceded the Democratic presidential nomination to former Vice President Joe Biden.

The Democratic National Convention in Milwaukee has been pushed back from mid-July to the week of August 17 due to concerns about the coronavirus.