Delaware and Rhode Island change primary dates

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March 25, 2020: Governors of Delaware and Rhode Island have moved presidential primaries from April 28 to June 2. President Donald Trump said he hopes the country will be back to work by Easter. 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:

  • Delaware: Gov. John Carney (D) issued an order moving the state’s April 28 presidential primary to June 2.

  • Rhode Island: Gov. Gina Raimondo (D) announced she would sign an executive order postponing the state’s April 28 presidential primary to June 2.

Notable Quote of the Day

“Biden is positioning himself as a sort of shadow president — equipped with his own coronavirus plan, a coronavirus task force, and receipts of when he sounded the alarm on the anticipated impacts of the virus back in January.”

– Alexi McCammond, Axios

Democrats

  • Joe Biden appeared in interviews with CNN and The View from his home. He told CNN’s Jake Tapper that President Donald Trump should have enacted the Defense Production Act months ago. On The View, Biden discussed his daily schedule, the economy, and the president’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic.

  • Bernie Sanders and several other members of Congress sent a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin calling for the suspension of sanctions on Iran amid the coronavirus. Sanders also appeared on PBS Newshour, where he discussed the coronavirus economic stimulus bill being debated in Congress.

Republicans

  • Donald Trump and the White House Coronavirus Task Force participated in a Fox News virtual town hall, where Trump said he hoped to have people back to work by Easter. Also, Priorities USA Action began running an ad in Florida, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin criticizing Trump’s statements about the coronavirus.

Flashback: March 25, 2016

A group of tribal leaders across Washington endorsed Hillary Clinton the day before the state’s Democratic presidential caucuses.

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