Indiana moves primary election from May 5 to June 2

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March 23, 2020: Indiana moved its primary election from May 5 to June 2. President Donald Trump activated the U.S. National Guard in New York, California, and Washington. blank    blankblank   


Ballotpedia is monitoring changes made to election dates and procedures in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Here are the presidential primary updates you need to know:

  • Indiana: Governor Eric Holcomb (R), Secretary of State Connie Lawson (R), Republican Party Chairman Kyle Hupfer, and Democratic Party Chairman John Zody announced the postponement of Indiana’s primary election, originally scheduled for May 5, to June 2.


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Notable Quote of the Day

“America has a history of unifying in trying times and rallying around the president. But after years of deep division, in the earliest, head-spinning days of the pandemic, a fractured electorate largely viewed Trump’s performance through the lens they chose long ago. But the stakes are higher than they’ve ever been. The body count will rise; the economy will almost certainly crater. Trump’s political fate may be left up to the sliver of moderates in the middle, who will choose whether to blame him for the crisis spiraling on his watch.”

–  Claire Galofaro and Tamara Lush, Associated Press

Democrats

  • Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders made appearances at DJ D-Nice’s Instagram Live virtual dance party Saturday.

  • Biden‘s campaign released a video featuring Ron Klain, former White House Ebola response coordinator under Barack Obama, criticizing President Donald Trump’s handling of the coronavirus outbreak and praising Biden’s proposals. Also, the American Federation of Teachers and the Congressional Hispanic Caucus endorsed Biden.

  • Sanders live-streamed a virtual roundtable on the coronavirus with Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), and Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.). Sanders’ campaign also announced it had raised more than $2 million in two days for charities working on coronavirus relief.

Republicans

  • Donald Trump announced Sunday he would activate the U.S. National Guard for New York, Washington, and California—the states with the most coronavirus outbreaks.

Flashback: March 23, 2016

Jeb Bush endorsed Ted Cruz in the Republican presidential primary. Bush dropped out of the running Feb. 20.blank

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