A federal judge issued a ruling Tuesday requiring New York to hold its presidential primary in June and restore Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and other former presidential contenders to the ballot.
The ruling from Judge Analisa Torres of the Southern District of New York, an Obama appointee, said Gov. Andrew CuomoAndrew CuomoJudge orders Sanders, others to be reinstated on New York primary ballot 13 things to know for today about coronavirus De Blasio: Trump ‘seems to enjoy stabbing his home town in the back’ MORE’s (D) decision to scrap his state’s primary violated the First and 14th Amendment rights of White House contenders who have since ended their campaigns.
“The Court concludes that Plaintiffs and Plaintiff-Intervenors have shown a clear and substantial likelihood of success on the merits of their claim that the Democratic Commissioners’ April 27 Resolution removing Yang, Sanders, and eight other Democratic presidential candidates from the ballot deprived them of associational rights under the First and Fourteenth Amendments to the Constitution,” Torres ruled, referring to entrepreneur Andrew YangAndrew YangJudge orders Sanders, others to be reinstated on New York primary ballot Five ways the coronavirus could change American politics The Hill’s Campaign Report: Amash moves toward Libertarian presidential bid MORE, another former presidential candidate who filed the lawsuit against New York.
— The Hill (@thehill) May 5, 2020
Judge Torres found that Cuomo’s decision to cancel the NY primary violated both the 1st and 14th Amendments. We lose credibility about standing up for voting rights when we condone the shenanigans in NY. Thank you Judge Torres for speaking the truth. https://t.co/eqhxxHCBEM
— Ro Khanna (@RoKhanna) May 6, 2020