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Democracy 2020-Digest: Virtual-campaign begins under cloud of Corona-Virus outbreak

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The coronavirus is causing major adjustments to the Democratic presidential campaign as the debates were cancelled, and former Vice-President, Joe Biden, attacks President Trump over his handling of the COVID-19 situation; Fox News correspondent Peter Doocy reports.

Sen Bernie Sanders says the Corona-Virus-outbreak “has radically changed our campaign.”

In an interview with reporters on Friday from his hometown of Burlington, Vt., the populist senator — who accepted his second straight bid for the presidential candidacy — that “we are in the process of thinking, but by the coronavirus obviously, our ability to communicate with people in the tradition, we will not hurt you.”influenced

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Welcome to a presidential election without a traditional campaign where a virtual election campaign is always quick to the new normal.

While Sanders is huddled in his home town, Biden does the same thing as he remains in Wilmington, Del.

Both candidates are traveling to the nation’s capital for Sunday the democratic presidential nomination debate. The faceoff between the two remaining major Democratic contenders has been to a TV studio in Washington, DC, to a live audience in Arizona was abruptly canceled this week due to concerns about the grown Corona-Virus-pandemic.

With traditional rallies and town halls a thing of the past, to get the following warnings in front of large gatherings and public health officials was scheduled on Friday, Biden is to hold his first virtual town hall with Illinois voters, before Tuesday’s presidential primary.

“We will continue to assess and adjust how we lead our campaign, as we move forward and find new ways to share our message with the public, while the health and safety of the American people first,” said Biden on Thursday.

His campaign also announced that the Fundraiser with top-dollar donors — that the former Vice President was almost always in the person-also the virtual route.

On Friday, Sanders said he will present what he said was already a robust online campaign.

“What I think we are going for us, we had always been, for us, what we use, is our internet functions. We have many, many millions of people follow us on Twitter, follow us on other platforms. We said livestream everything we do,” senator.

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Both campaigns are asking their employees at national headquarters and in the field offices across the country, home to.

“Our employees are now working in the large and whole to home,” Sanders noted.

And on top of Biden’s officials also said on Saturday that “all of the Biden for President-staff in our Philadelphia headquarters and in the field offices across the country will work from home.”

Bayou State Shift

Louisiana moved to postpone 4. April President announced, primarily due to concerns about the Corona Virus outbreak, state election officials on Friday.

The primary announced the mayoral races and local propositions, as well as the presidential run-off election — instead, June 20, the Louisiana Secretary of state Kyle he was at a press conference in Baton Rouge.

Christina Stephens, spokeswoman for the Louisiana democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards, told Fox News the Governor was expected that the signing of an executive order later on Friday to officially move the elections to June.

Louisiana is the first state to move to holding an upcoming primary or caucus to delay their competition. Louisiana is one of only five States, the governors of the power to elections due to an emergency.

Sanders, when he was informed of the postponement of the Louisiana primary, told reporters that “elections are the Foundation of our democracy, and we do not want to delay the elections on a willy nilly basis.”

But he stressed that “obviously, there is a growing concern of the people to bring together, and the spread of the virus… I don’t think there is anyone-no matter what may be your political point of view-who wants to see infected people, because they have the vote.”

Last-minute choice missed locally

Four States hold primaries on Tuesday – Arizona, Florida, Illinois and Ohio.

Election officials in the four States last-minute-moves-such as moving polling stations away from places with strong concentrations of high-risk people, such as in nursing homes.

Meanwhile, Arizona Secretary of State’s office told Fox News that it was not the date of your primary move because it would require legislative measures

The Secretary of the States of Arizona, Florida, Illinois and Ohio, a joint statement stressed that “we are working closely with our state health officials, to ensure that our election workers and voters can be sure that the election is safe.”

“In contrast to concerts, sporting events or other large events, where large groups of people travel long distances to gather in a closed room for a long period of time, polling locations, see the people from a nearby community come in and out of the building for a short period”, they noted.

And the Secretary of States highlighted that “the management of voting machine manufacturer, on how to best to wash and to disinfect machines, the leadership of the CDC best practices for the hand and guidance of our respective state of health of officials at each polling site.”

‘Tested’

Sanders is one of the latest push in a growing list of people that President Trump tested for coronavirus, which is officially known as COVID-19.

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Asked on Friday whether the President should have answered the test, Sanders: “I would. You don’t know, I was asked, early on, to the best of my knowledge, I’ve been close to someone who had the virus. If I knew that I was there, I would have tested, and I think that applies to the President.”

The President has recently been in contact with a number of people who have tested positive for the virus. On Friday afternoon — after declaring a national emergency in response to the pandemic — Trump said he will be tested “probably” coronavirus “pretty soon.”

But the President shook hands with some of those with him for the big announcement. An important rule of his public health officials have stressed, to avoid shaking hands.

Fox News’ Lee Ross and Andrew craft contributed to this report.

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