Tuesday, March 3, 2020

NY Cancels Republican Presidential Primary

New York will Not hold a Republican Presidential Primary in 2020, Guaranteeing that President Trump will Win 94 Delegates and 94 Alternate Delegates. New York's Presidential Primary is on State’s April 28th with Nine days of Early Voting.

Nobody besides Trump Qualified to appear on the Ballot, and Primaries in New York are held only if Multiple Candidates Qualify.

Three other Republicans Submitted Paperwork: Former Massachusetts Governor William Weld, Businessman Rocky De La Fuente, and Former Rep. Joe Walsh of Illinois. The filings from De La Fuente and Walsh included the Names of No Delegates, meaning they were Automatically Booted. It was an academic exercise anyway, since Walsh Dropped out of the Race last Month.

Weld Submitted about Half of the required 162 delegates. That meant he had a little bit of leeway, and was given until the End of the day on Monday, Feb. 2nd to Submit the Remainder. But he Submitted No Additional Names.

But it’s certainly possible that the decision will be felt further down the Ballot. Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) Scheduled Five Special Elections for that day, citing the Cost-Saving Benefits that come with Doubling-Up on Votes. Having Trump’s Name on the Ballot to help Drive his Supporters to the Polls certainly wouldn’t have Hurt the Republicans in those Races.

State Sen. Chris Jacobs (60th District), the Republican Candidate running to fill the 27th Congressional Seat previously occupied by Chris Collins, said that Cuomo Scheduled the Votes for the same time because he’s a “very political person.”

“This certainly makes a Republican seat more competitive for a Democrat,” Jacobs said. “There will be Democrats coming out because there will be multiple presidential Democratic candidates. But I’m very confident — we have a plan to make sure we get the word out, and we have a very energized electorate who wants to show their support, hopefully of me, but more so of President Trump.”

NYC Wins When Everyone Can Vote! Michael H. Drucker

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