Coronavirus Should Delay Primaries – Now Isn’t the Time to Be Voting
When Hurricane Andrew, a Category 5 maelstrom, wiped out parts of Miami in 1992, authorities delayed elections for a week. In 2005, Hurricane Katrina’s winds and floodwaters caused so much damage that New Orleans postponed its mayoral election for months.
More recently, following the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks New York City postponed its mayoral primary for two weeks.
So why aren’t we calling for the postponement now of primaries for presidential and down-ballot nominations in the next few weeks?