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Cuomo: Move Presidential Primary To June

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says the state will move the April 28th Democratic presidential primary to coincide with the June 23rd state legislative and congressional primaries.

The Democrat made the remarks Saturday as the number of COVID-19 cases in New York rose to over 52,000 with 728 deaths.

“Everybody wants to vote, everybody wants to do their civic duty. But don’t make me come out and vote 11 times. Put the elections together so I can go to the ballot once and this will actually do that," said Cuomo.

The Cuomo administration had previously considered a mail-in only primary to ensure the public health of voters during the COVID-19 crisis.

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