2020-03-18 12:35:05

Can the 2020 Election Be Safeguarded Amid the Coronavirus Pandemic?

Tuesday night’s primary election for the Democratic presidential nomination was marred by chaos, confusion and fears over the spread of coronavirus at polling places as former Vice President Joe Biden consolidated his lead as he won Florida and Illinois by a wide margin and scored a victory in Arizona.

DN is joined by Vanita Gupta, former head of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division in the Obama administration, now president of the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, the nation’s oldest and largest civil rights coalition.

They issued a call with 100 voting rights groups for states to proceed with elections while protecting public health.

DN is also joined by Ro Khanna, Democratic congress member from California and co-chair of Senator Bernie Sanders’s presidential campaign.

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