Americans vote in Democratic primaries amid Covid-19 and mass protests

Posted by on June 2, 2020 10:31 am
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Seven states and the District of Columbia are holding elections Tuesday in the most widespread trial yet of whether it can be done safely

Seven states and Washington DC are holding primaries on Tuesday in the most widespread trial yet over whether America can safely hold an election amid the pandemic and unrest as days of protest over the police killings of African Americans continues.

Election officials, who have been encouraging people to vote by mail, already faced an enormous challenge in providing access to voting while protecting public health against Covid-19. Now, they face an additional challenge of conducting an election that guarantees people can vote without risking their physical safety and without police intimidation as curfews clash with voting hours.

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