NJ Gov Delays Primary: I Don’t Want To Be Wisconsin

CBS News reports:

Gov. Phil Murphy on Wednesday officially postponed New Jersey’s primary election from June 2 to July 7 because of the coronavirus pandemic, declaring, “I don’t want a Wisconsin, where folks have to pick between exercising their right to vote on the one hand and protecting their own personal health.” Murphy said he signed an executive order to delay the primary for two reasons.

“First, we want to preserve the possibility that improvements in the public health situation will allow for in-person voting, and delaying the primary by five weeks increases the likelihood of that,” Murphy said during his daily briefing. “If, failing that, we eventually have to make the move to a statewide all vote-by-mail election. We have to make sure our systems are able to handle that.”