Cuomo announces NY primary will relocate to June 23rd as Trump thinks about ‘enforceable’ quarantine

Cuomo announces NY primary will relocate to June 23rd as Trump thinks about ‘enforceable’ quarantine

Gov. Andrew Cuomo said New york city will delay its April 28 th presidential primary election till June 23 rd, as the Empire State handles the largest coronavirus outbreak in the US, the New York City Times reports

” I do not think it’s a good idea to be bringing a great deal of individuals to one area to vote, a lot of individuals touching one doorknob, a great deal of people touching one pen,” Cuomo stated during a news conference Saturday. New york city’s main for state legislative and congressional elections already is arranged for June 23 rd.

The Democratic National Committee had actually cautioned states that postponing their primaries later than June 9th could result in penalties, including a possible decrease of delegates. 10 states and Puerto Rico have rescheduled their primaries, and a number of others have broadened vote-by-mail alternatives.

On The Other Hand on Saturday, President Trump told press reporters he was thinking about an “enforceable” quarantine for New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut, NBC News reported We may not have to do it however there’s a possibility that sometime today we’ll do a quarantine, short term, two weeks, on New York.

Whether the president has the authority to enact such a quarantine is unclear. The Associated Press notes that the federal government can take steps to avoid the spread of infectious diseases amongst states, but that public order and safety depend on states to manage.

The president stated he had spoken with the governors of New york city and Florida, but according to the AP, Cuomo stated he had not talked about a quarantine with the president.

” I do not understand how that could be lawfully enforceable, and from a medical viewpoint, I do not know what you would be achieving … I do not like the sound of it,” Cuomo stated.

President Trump later on tweeted he was asking the CDC to release a “strong Travel Advisory” for New York City, New Jersey, and Connecticut which a quarantine was not required.

… Federal Government. A quarantine will not be necessary. Full details will be launched by CDC tonight. Thank you!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 29, 2020

Update March 28 th, 1: 56 PM ET: Adds detail about federal authority and response from Gov. Cuomo.

Update March 29 th, 1: 44 PM ET: Includes that President Trump will seek a strong travel advisory, not a quarantine, for three states.

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