US federal judge Analisa Torres ruled Tuesday that the New York state democratic primaries should take place on the same day they were scheduled for June 23, after being canceled in late April.
The New York State Board of Elections, the first state to cancel the appointment, decided after its vote to remove all Democratic pre-election candidates from the White House who had suspended their campaigns from the ballot, and left former Vice President Joe Biden as only name on them. They also alluded to the crisis resulting from the coronavirus pandemic.
Now the court order has come after a lawsuit filed by former candidate Andrew Yang and several New Yorkers who hoped to be his delegates to the Democratic National Convention, CNN Television reported.
According to the verdict, the New York electoral body must “restore properly qualified presidential candidates and delegates to the democratic primary … and hold the primary on June 23”.