The Governor Of Connecticut Postpone The Primaries For The Second Time
Primary elections (primaries) in the US state of Connecticut were postponed from the beginning of June to August 11 due to the consequences of a new type of coronavirus pandemic. This was announced on Friday by the state's Governor, Ned Lamont.
"I'm going to order the postponement of the Connecticut primary to August 11 in an attempt to observe democracy and above all take care of the health of the population. This will allow us to combine the primaries already scheduled for this date at the Federal and local levels," Lamont wrote on Twitter.
The timing of primary elections in this state is being postponed for the second time. The first time this happened was in the second half of March. The votes of 60 delegates must be distributed in this state.
Earlier, 15 States, as well as the US-associated island state of Puerto Rico, decided to postpone the dates of primary elections and meetings of party activists or to hold a vote by mail. On April 2, the Democratic National Committee, in light of the unprecedented health crisis facing the United States, decided to move the date of the all-party Convention in Milwaukee (Wisconsin) from July 13-16 to the week that begins on August 17.
The 59th US presidential election will be held on November 3.