Fox News Flash top headlines are here. Check out what’s clicking on

Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here.

New York has canceled its Democratic presidential primary, scheduled for June 23, for the first time ever due to the coronavirus pandemic. 

The move by Democrats on the New York State Board of Elections followed Sen. Bernie Sanders’ announcement that he would suspend his presidential campaign, rendering former Vice President Joe Biden the presumptive Democratic nominee.

Just a day earlier, Sanders’ campaign asked the New York State Board of Elections to let him name remain on the Democratic primary ballot, saying doing so would impede “efforts to unify the Democratic Party in advance of November elections.”

The state still plans to hold congressional and state-level primaries on June 23, but New York Democratic Party chair Jay Jacobs said canceling the state’s presidential primary would mean a lower expected turnout and a reduced need for polling places.

“It just makes so much sense given the extraordinary nature of the challenge,” Jacobs said last week.

The move is sure to upset Sanders, whose campaign on Sunday asked the commissioners not to cancel the primary. Sanders endorsed Biden on April 13, but when he suspended his campaign he said he hoped to keep amassing delegates in an effort to influence the Democratic party platform.

This story is developing…

The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You May Also Like

How and where to register to vote in Ohio

OHIO Voter Registration Deadline: Oct. 5, 2020 To register to vote in the State of Ohio, an individual must meet the following qualifications: How to register to vote in Ohio: Check if you’re registered to vote here. Original source: ABC…

Supreme Court strikes down Louisiana abortion restrictions

The Supreme Court reaffirmed abortion protections on Monday, striking down a Louisiana abortion restriction that, if allowed to be implemented, could have made the state the first to be without a legal abortion provider since Roe v. Wade.  The decision…

All shops in England can open on Monday – minister

All non-essential shops will be allowed to reopen in England on Monday, the business secretary has confirmed. Alok Sharma said “we continue to meet” the government’s five tests to lifting lockdown restrictions. He said retailers can open as long as…

Senate unveils plan for hybrid sittings with senators participating virtually and in-person

The Senate has rolled out a plan for hybrid sittings that will allow senators physically present in the chamber and those participating virtually to debate, ask questions and vote. “Balancing health and safety, including complying with provincial and territorial regulations, is…