New York state Dems file appeal to stop presidential primary

May 7, 2020

Democratic members of the state's Board of Elections have filed an appeal of a federal judge's reinstatement of the New York presidential primary.

The appeal Wednesday by board Commissioner Andrew Spano and other members comes a day after the June 23 primary was reinstated by U.S. District Judge Analisa Torres in Manhattan.

Torres said canceling the primary would be unconstitutional and deprive withdrawn presidential candidates Bernie Sanders and Andrew Yang of proper representation at the Democratic convention. She also said there was enough time before the primary to plan how to carry it out safely.

The Democratic members of the State's Board of Elections voted last week to cancel the presidential primary, although other elections will take place on that date across the state.