Ohio Governor Mike DeWine recommended his state delay Tuesday’s Democratic primary over Coronavirus concerns; saying you can’t tell people to “stay home” and also tell them “to go vote.”
“We can’t tell people it’s in their best interest to stay home and at the same time tell people to go vote,” DeWine said at a news conference. “We should not force people to choose between their health and their constitutional duties as citizens.”
“The power to suspend an election, the power to delay an election, is not one we have. It rests with the legislature and the courts,” Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose said at the press conference. “I hope and anticipate the judge will agree with us.”
“One would assume, because of the pending election, this decision would need to be made very quickly,” DeWine said.
Watch Governor DeWine’s comments above.