Dareh Gregorian3h ago / 5:45 PM UTCWest Virginia presidential primary delayed until JuneWest Virginia Gov. Jim Justice announced Wednesday the state’s primary will be delayed until June because of the coronavirus pandemic.The primary, which was scheduled for May 12, will now be held on June 9, Justice told reporters. He said President Donald Trump’s “very, very grim” remarks at the White House on Tuesday that over 200,000 Americans could die from the virus influenced his decision. “I was absolutely hopeful and very supportive of trying to do our election on May the 12th,” but now it’s become “ever so apparent that that’s just absolutely the wrong thing to do,” Justice said.”At the end of the day I want this to be the biggest turnout of all time because all of us should treasure the opportunity and privilege to vote.”The state, which was the last in the country to report a confirmed case of the virus, had 191 positive cases as of Wednesday, according to the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources.  The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources Wednesday confirmed 29 new cases of COVID-19 have been officially reported to the state, making the total positive case count 191.Dartunorro Clark3h


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