Sanders bashes New York over presidential primary cancellation

Published: Apr. 27, 2020 at 12:23 PM EDT
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New York has canceled its Democratic presidential primary and Senator Bernie Sanders isn't happy about it.

The Democratic members of the State’s Board of Elections voted Monday to nix the June 23 primary amid the coronavirus pandemic. The decision comes as Governor Cuomo says stay-at-home restrictions could be eased in mid-May for parts of the state where the coronavirus outbreak is less severe.

Even though Joe Biden appears to have the nomination locked up, Senator Sanders released a statement on the state's decision

"Today's decision by the State of New York Board of Elections is an outrage, a blow to American democracy, and must be overturned by the DNC," Sanders said. "Just last week Vice President Biden warned the American people that President Trump could use the current crisis as an excuse to postpone the November election. Well, he now has a precedent thanks to New York state."

Sanders dropped out earlier this month, but wanted to remain on the ballot to accrue enough delegates so his supporters can have some influence on key party issues.

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