Andrew Yang successfully blocks New York from cancelling their Democratic primary election: report
Andrew Yang speaking with attendees at the 2019 Iowa Democratic Wing Ding at Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake, Iowa. (Gage Skidmore)

On Tuesday, a federal judge reversed the decision by New York to cancel its primary election on June 23, ruling in favor of a lawsuit filed by former Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang.


The state Board of Elections had suspended its presidential primary amid the coronavirus pandemic. As only former Vice President Joe Biden remains in the race, it is not contested, although Yang argued the decision prevents his pledged delegates from adequately representing him at the convention.

None of this affects the down-ballot primaries and special elections concurrent with the primary, which were still to be held on June 23. Gov. Andrew Cuomo recently issued an executive order requiring all eligible voters automatically be sent an absentee ballot for those contests.