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New York presidential primary

Bernie Sanders at Vermont rally 3-1-16
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New York’s Democratic presidential primary is back on, now that a judge has thrown out a decision by the state Board of Elections to cancel the election. The board acted after Bernie Sanders dropped out, leaving Joe Biden as the only candidate on the ballot. 

NYS Senator James Skoufis
Courtes of the Office of NYS Senator James Skoufis

The coronavirus pandemic is upending daily life across the country, but it’s still a presidential election year. State Senator James Skoufis wants New York’s April presidential primary moved to June. He spoke about this and his expectations for reaching a budget deal with WAMCs Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne.