Appeals judges seem apt to let NY presidential primary proceed

Published: May. 15, 2020 at 6:57 PM EDT
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Federal appeals court judges seem inclined to let New York's Democratic presidential primary proceed next month despite state claims that it could threaten the safety of voters during a pandemic.

Three judges on the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals listened to arguments Friday.

They did not immediately rule. But they kept a lawyer for the state on the defensive as she tried to convince them to overturn a lower-court decision that ordered a June 23 election to include the presidential primary.

The state canceled the primary in April, saying it was a health threat and unnecessary after all major candidates except for Joe Biden suspended their campaigns.

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