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Democracy 2020 Digest: States embrace mail-in voting as coronavirus upends elections

Democracy 2020 Digest: States embrace mail-in voting as coronavirus upends elections

While more than 10 states with upcoming presidential nominating contests have postponed their elections due to the coronavirus outbreak, three states scheduled to hold primaries and caucuses on April 4 are not delaying the dates of their contests.

The Alaska Democratic Party – which, like Hawaii, is holding a party-run presidential primary – also scrapped its April 4 in-person voting.

Tom Wolf’s expected to sign a bill pushing back his state’s presidential primary from April 28 to June 2.

Ohio lawmakers moved to extend the deadline for mailed-in ballots in that state’s presidential primary through April 28.

While the governor didn’t have the unilateral power to delay the election, the state’s top health official ordered polling places closed without officially moving the date of the primary.

Source: www.foxnews.com
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