Georgia Postpones Democratic Primary Due To COVID-19

Responding to the ongoing coronavirus threat, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports the Democratic primary in Georgia will be postponed for two months.

Georgia elections officials postponed the presidential primary scheduled for next week because of the coronavirus pandemic, becoming the second state forced to push back a vote in the race for the White House due to the outbreak.

The state rescheduled the presidential vote previously scheduled for March 24 until May 19, the same date as the regular primary for a U.S. Senate seat and many other offices, elections officials told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Saturday.

“Events are moving rapidly and my highest priority is protecting the health of our poll workers, their families, and the community at large,” said Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger [photo].

Louisiana was the first state to move its Democratic primary shifting to June 20th.