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Connecticut's Presidential Primary Moved To August 11

Jose Luis Magana

Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont has ordered that the state’s presidential primary election be scheduled for August 11th due to the ongoing Covid-19 health crisis.

The Democratic presidential primary has become irrelevant ever since former Vice President Joe Biden’s rivals dropped out of the race and endorsed him. On the Republican side President Donald Trump has hardly any opposition.

Connecticut’s primary had originally been scheduled for April 28th. Lamont initially moved it to June 2nd because of Covid-19. 

Now in coordination with Secretary of the State Denise Merrill, he’s decided to move it yet again to August 11th.

That’s the day the state is already scheduled to hold primaries for other federal, state and local elected offices.

Lamont says the move would help protect the health and safety of voters, poll workers and the state’s most vulnerable populations.

As WSHU Public Radio’s award-winning senior political reporter, Ebong Udoma draws on his extensive tenure to delve deep into state politics during a major election year.
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