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Louisiana is move the move to the April 4 presidential primary because of concerns about the Corona Virus outbreak, state election officials announced on Friday.
The primary level includes the mayoral races and local propositions as well as the presidential ballot would be announced instead of 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, said Fox News, the governor under an executive order Friday signed to move the election to a later date. The Governor also plans to hold a press conference in New Orleans on Friday.
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“The Governor and the Secretary of state began this discussion is delayed, the primary school is to prevent a few days ago out of concern for the aging population of poll workers, and the desire that the spread of the disease,” Stephens said. “We are a community experience spread of the coronavirus in Louisiana and the Governor’s decisive action is to slow down your progress.”
Louisiana is the first state to move to holding an upcoming primary or caucus to delay their competition.
Christina Stephens, spokeswoman for the Louisiana democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards (pictured), told Fox News, the governor under an executive order Friday signed to move the election to a later date. The Governor also plans to hold a press conference in New Orleans on Friday. (AP Photo/Melinda Deslatte, file)
“Today I have to certify that a state of emergency and asked that the Governor issue an executive order suspending the elections this spring. We have applied the shift of the 4. April primary election”, to 20. June and the postponement of the may 9 General election to 25. July,” he was, the secretary of state, said.
“During hurricanes, floods and tornadoes, the state Secretary added are at the top of all Louisianan’s minds, the threat that we face, from the COV-19 virus is an unprecedented threat, and unlike any that we have made,”.
“Secure elections also mean security for the people in Louisiana,” he highlighted.
Four States hold primaries on Tuesday – Arizona, Florida, Illinois and Ohio.
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
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This comes as 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 nursing homes.
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.”
The former Vice-President, Joe Biden, campaign, the a statement after the move from Louisiana.
“The vote is at the heart of who we are as a democracy. As election workers, officials working with public health to demonstrate across the country, our elections can be performed safely in consultation with officials of the public health,” deputy campaign manager Kate Bedingfield said.
“If the voters feel healthy, no symptoms, and do not believe that you were exposed to COVID-19, please vote on Tuesday,” Bedingfield said for the coming competitions. “If the voters are members of a risk population, having symptoms, or have been exposed to a diagnosed case of COVID-19, we encourage you to explore absentee ballot and vote by E-mail options.”