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Governor Cuomo announces that NY primary will move to June 23, as Trump is considering “enforceable” quarantine

Governor Andrew Cuomo said that New York will postpone the April 28 presidential election until June 23, as the Empire State biggest coronavirus outbreak in the US, the New York Times reports.

“I don’t think it would be wise to bring many people to one location to vote, many people to touch one doorknob, many people to touch one pen,” Cuomo said at a news conference on Saturday. The New York primaries for the state’s legislative and congressional elections are already scheduled for June 23.

The Democratic National Committee had warned that postpone their primaries later than June 9 can lead to sanctions, including a possible reduction in the number of delegates. Ten states and Puerto Rico have rearranged their primaries and several others have expanded the votes by email.

Meanwhile, President Trump told reporters on Saturday that he is considering an “enforceable” quarantine for New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, NBC News reported. “I’m thinking about that now. We may not need to do it, but there is a possibility that we may quarantine somewhere in New York sometime in the short term, two weeks. Probably New Jersey, some parts of Connecticut, ”said the President.

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