Individuals vote within the Michigan main election at Chrysler Elementary Faculty in Detroit, Michigan, on March 10, 2020.
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Georgia will delay its presidential main scheduled for subsequent week over issues surrounding the coronavirus pandemic, a spokeswoman for the Georgia Democratic Committee confirmed to CNBC.
Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp on Saturday stated he was declaring a public well being state of emergency in response to a rising variety of coronavirus circumstances. He additionally inspired faith-based organizations and comparable entities to think about canceling public occasions and providers
The state will now maintain its presidential main on Might 19 as an alternative of March 24.
Georgia’s resolution follows an analogous transfer by Louisiana, which announced Friday it’s going to push again its presidential nominating contests deliberate for April four to June 20.
A spokesperson for the secretary of state’s workplace in Georgia informed CNBC Friday when requested whether or not it will push the first again, the state shares “a variety of the identical issues Louisiana has.”
No different states have pushed again their primaries but. Some states have inspired extra voters to forged absentee or mail-in ballots to scale back the danger of the virus spreading.
On Tuesday, Arizona, Florida, Illinois and Ohio, will maintain primaries awarding a trove of pledged delegates.
Different states, together with New York, Pennsylvania and Maryland, have primaries scheduled subsequent month.
The delayed Georgian main is the newest in a sequence of disruptions the pandemic triggered within the 2020 election.
President Donald Trump has canceled some upcoming occasions, together with the Republican Jewish Coalition’s nationwide assembly this week in Las Vegas.
Trump has taken a check for the coronavirus and the outcomes got here again destructive. He took the check after the Brazillian president’s press secretary examined optimistic for the illness after attending a gathering at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago residence.
— CNBC’s Jacob Pramuk and Brian Schwartz contributed to this report