Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont has changed the state’s presidential primary from April 28 to June 2, as part of an effort to help stop the spread of the coronavirusMarch 19, 2020, 9:04 PM2 min readHARTFORD, Conn. — Connecticut has decided to move its presidential primary to a later date to help stop the spread of the coronavirus. Democratic Gov. Ned Lamont announced on Twitter the April 28 primary will now be held June 2. Connecticut is the latest state to postpone primary elections amid the global pandemic. Maryland, another state that was part of the April 28 primary, dubbed the “Acela Primary” or “I-95 Primary,” also moved its primary to June 2. The other states to postpone are Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana and Ohio. Merrill said moving the primary date is a “good first step” toward insuring Connecticut voters can have a say in the selection of presidential candidates while ensuring they’re safe at the polls. She said it will also give local election officials more time to prepare. “Changing an election date is not something we do lightly – it’s a recognition of the severity & nature of this crisis, and more steps may be necessary to guarantee that every


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