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Dick Morris: Cuomo's Deft Move To Beat Biden

Added 05-04-20 05:45:03pm EST - “If voters will go to the polls for state and local primaries, what is the public health reason for canceling the presidential primary?” - Westernjournal.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Westernjournal.com: “Dick Morris: Cuomo's Deft Move To Beat Biden”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Stefani Reynolds / Getty ImagesNew York Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks during his daily media briefing on May 1, 2020, in Albany, New York. (Stefani Reynolds / Getty Images)

On April 26, New York’s Board of Elections announced the cancelation of the state’s presidential primary slated for the end of June. With just Biden still in the running, the decision would seem to be inconsequential.

The fact is that the cancelation means that Biden cannot add New York’s 274 delegates to his total of first-ballot commitments, making it harder for him to lock in a majority. Biden now has but 1,433 of the 1991 he needs for the nomination.

Given New York’s central role in showing other states how to cope with the virus, it is likely that they will follow suit and cancel their primaries as well.

Cuomo must hope they will, because, if they do, Biden may not be able to reach the magic number of first-ballot commitments.

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