Ohio Governor Wants Postponement Of Tuesday’s Presidential Primary
The coronavirus now might disrupt Tuesday’s presidential contests, which many have appeared as a defining second within the race between Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders.
Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine mentioned that he desires in-person voting within the state’s scheduled main on Tuesday postponed to June 2 due to the fears of the unfold of the coronavirus.
“We can’t inform folks to remain inside, but additionally to inform them to exit and vote,” DeWine mentioned on Twitter.
He mentioned that the votes which have already been solid, through early voting and mail-in ballots, would nonetheless be counted, however that it didn’t make sense given a set of latest restrictions on public gatherings within the state.
DeWine doesn’t have the authority to postpone the first himself, however mentioned that he would search a courtroom order to take action. Within the wave of public closures throughout the nation, states are taking a look at postponements out of concern of gatherings at polling locations. Final week, Louisiana introduced that it will postpone its April four main by two months.
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Ohio is amongst 4 states with primaries on Tuesday. Florida, Illinois and Arizona are also scheduled to vote. Biden has been main within the polls, and pundits have seen the primaries as a make-or-break second for Sanders.
However DeWine mentioned that he was additionally making the advice to look out for ballot staff.
“I consider after we look again on this, we’ll be pleased we did this,” DeWine mentioned. “The votes which have already been solid will nonetheless be counted, and this suggestion would enable others to vote sooner or later.”