This was reported by the US media. New York is the first US state to cancel the Democratic primary – for the first time in its history – completely. Numerous other states have already postponed their area codes. The New York area code was originally supposed to take place at the end of April and was then postponed to June 23 because of the corona pandemic.
After left Senator Bernie Sanders retired, former Vice President Joe Biden is the only remaining US Democratic candidate for the presidency. Sanders supporters had called for a vote to be held in New York anyway.
“What the Sanders campaign wanted is basically a beauty pageant that seems unnecessary and even frivolous in a health crisis,” said Democratic co-chair of the electoral board, Douglas Kellner. Governor Andrew Cuomo said he would not question the electoral board’s decision.
Local and regional elections in the state of New York are still to take place on June 23, and voters are encouraged to vote by postal vote if possible.