- Dec 11, 2018
"I don't think it's wise to be bringing a lot of people to one location to vote. A lot of people touching one door knob, a lot of people touching one pen, whatever you call it -- device on the ballots. So, we are going to delay that, and link it to an election that was previously scheduled on June 23," New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said during a press conference on Saturday that he's postponing the state's presidential primary to the same date of the state's down ballot primary elections.
One potential problem for New York, however is that, June 23 is after June 9, the Democratic National Committee cutoff date for states to hold nominating contests. States that move outside the window could face a penalty of up to a 50% reduction in delegates.
New York has the second-most delegates of any state with 274. Louisiana and Kentucky have also moved their elections outside the approved window.