Georgia 2nd state to postpone pres. primaries over virus

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BEN NADLER Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's March 24 presidential primaries have been postponed until May because of fears over the new coronavirus, state election officials announced Saturday, a day after Louisiana also pushed back its primaries. In-person early voting, which began statewide March 2, will be halted and the election will be moved to May 19, when Georgia's other 2020 primary elections are being held, Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger said in a statement. In addition to public safety, one of the biggest considerations was the risk the virus posed to poll workers, who are often older, election officials said. "Events are moving rapidly and my highest priority is protecting the health of our poll workers, and the community at large," Raffensperger
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