A federal judge on Tuesday ordered elections officials in New York State to hold its Democratic primary election in June and reinstate all qualifying candidates on the ballot. The ruling came after the presidential primary was canceled late last month over concerns about the coronavirus.
The order, filed by Judge Analisa Torres of United States District Court, came in response to a legal challenge filed by the former Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang. He filed a lawsuit last week seeking to undo the New York State Board of Elections’ decision in late April to cancel the contest, a move it attributed to health and safety concerns and the fact that the results would not change the primary’s outcome.
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