Updated May 7, 2020 - Politics & Policy

N.Y. Democratic primary is back on after being canceled over coronavirus

A woman walks down 65th Street in New York City, May 5. Photo: Bryan Thomas/Getty Images

New York state's Democratic presidential primary will again be held on June 23, after a federal district judge reinstated the contest on Tuesday.

The latest: New York Attorney General Letita James requested that Manhattan's federal appeals court review the judge's order on Wednesday, Bloomberg reports.

Flashback: New York's Board of Elections canceled the primary in late April after deciding that the risk of spreading the coronavirus for an election with only one contender — former Vice President Joe Biden — was too great.

  • Former 2020 candidate Andrew Yang promptly filed a lawsuit in response to the decision.
  • Sen. Bernie Sanders' campaign and supporters also lobbied against New York canceling its primary.

The big picture: Roughly a dozen states have postponed primaries in response to the pandemic or expanded mail-in voting options that follow social distancing guidelines.

Go deeper: All the states that have delayed their primary elections

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In photos: Protests intensify across the U.S. over George Floyd's death

Protesters outside the Capitol in Washington, DC, on May 29. Photo: Eric Baradat/AFP via Getty Images

Mass protests in Atlanta, New York City and Washington, D.C., sparked clashes with police on Friday, as demonstrators demanded justice for the death of George Floyd, a black man who died after at least one police officer knelt on his neck on Monday.

The big picture: The officer involved in the killing of Floyd was charged with third-degree murder on Friday, after protests continued in Minneapolis for three days.

Zuckerberg says Trump’s “shooting” tweet didn’t violate Facebook’s rules

Mark Zuckerberg at the 56th Munich Security Conference in Munich, Germany on February 15. Photo: Abdulhamid Hosbas/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

Facebook did not remove President Trump's threat to send the National Guard to Minneapolis because the company's policy on inciting violence allows discussion on state use of force, CEO Mark Zuckerberg explained in a post on Friday.

The big picture: Zuckerberg's statement comes on the heels of leaked internal criticism from Facebook employees over how the company handled Trump's posts about the Minneapolis protests and his unsubstantiated claims on mail-in ballots — both of which Twitter has now taken action on.