States Delay Primary Elections Due to Coronavirus

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At this time, COVID-19 is having an increasingly notable impact on politics. Over the weekend, two of three 2020 Democrats participated in a debate; however, there was no live audience. Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders were both stationed several feet from one another and elbow-bumped at the beginning of the debate, rather than shaking hands.

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As the spread of coronavirus persists, virtually everyone is employing additional precautionary measures. These measures include the postponement of now three primary elections in three different states, as documented by Washington Examiner.

The delay of primary elections happens as recommendations to avoid gatherings of more than ten people are made. Only time will tell the additional impacts that coronavirus has on the 2020 presidential election.

Which States Delayed their Primary Elections?

At this time, Georgia, Louisiana, and now Kentucky have pushed back the dates of their primary elections. The decision comes amidst suggestions to steer clear of even relatively-large congregations and maintains support from both Republican and Democrat leaders alike.

Yesterday, Michael Adams, Kentucky’s Secretary of State, issued a video statement, regarding the decision to postpone the primary by over a month. In his address, Adams made sure to note that laws in Kentucky permit the change of election times when a state of emergency is present.

As COVID-19 persists, Puerto Rico and Ohio are also looking into delaying their own primary elections.

Additional Political Impacts of Coronavirus

COVID-19 continues to be politically weaponized against President Trump by the Democrat Party.

 

Already, the left has seized the opportunity to allege that the Trump administration is failing to effectively combat the virus; these claims come in spite of the president’s implementation of the coronavirus task force and his work with health officials, grocery store CEOs and more.

What do you think about different states’ decisions to delay their primary elections? Has President Trump done a good job of taking action to combat COVID-19? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below!