Gianaris bill would set presidential primary date

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State Senator Mike Gianaris has introduced legislation to set the 2020 presidential primary date for April 28.

This will be the first presidential primary where early voting procedures will be in place in New York, which was passed into law by the state government this year.

Having it on April 28 will entitle New York Democrats an additional delegate bonus of 25 percent at their nominating convention for a total of 327 delegates.

“It is important for New York to maximize its influence in the presidential nominating process and this bill does just that,” Gianaris says. “The selected date will increase our state’s allotment of delegates based on party rules.”

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