nearvideo corona virus fears cause poll worker failure, safety concerns ahead of Florida primary
A large part of the election workers in the last presidential elections was over the age of 60 years. Many nursing homes are also used as polling stations. Here is how Florida is dealing with concerns about the coronavirus before its primary next Tuesday.
Election officials in Georgia have moved the March 24 presidential primaries over fears of the growing coronavirus pandemic.
Secretary of state Brad Raffensperger announced late on Saturday, according to Gov. Brian Kemp declared a state of emergency.
“Events are moving fast, and my highest priority is the protection of the health of our poll workers, their families and the community as a whole,” Raffensperger said in a statement.
State officials will stop the early voting, which began on 2. March, and press the 24. March primary vote until may 19, when other state primary elections, The Associated Press reported.
TO MOVE LOUISIANA PRIMARY IS MOVING IN THE MIDST OF THE CORONA-VIRUS-PANDEMIC
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Louisiana was pushing back the first state, its presidential primaries on Friday.
The state moved the 4. April vote because of concerns about the coronavirus.
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.
Fox News’ Paul Steinhauser and Lee Ross contributed to this report, as well as The Associated Press to this report.