NYS presidential primary will take place

May 19, 2020

New York State's June 23 Democratic presidential primary will definitely take place now.

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The state's Democratic Party leadership gave up its attempt to cancel the presidential primary Tuesday. It did so after the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals agreed that the primary must include the contest over the state's objections.

Supporters of Bernie Sanders and Andrew Yang had challenged the cancellation of the primary after the candidates suspended their campaigns.

Elections were already scheduled for June 23 for numerous other races, including for state and Congressional offices.

The Democratic presidential primary had been canceled on the grounds that the coronavirus posed too big a safety threat.