Abbott postpones May 26 primary runoffs until July 14

2 months 4 days 4 hours ago Friday, March 20 2020 Mar 20, 2020 March 20, 2020 6:33 PM March 20, 2020 in News - AP Texas Headlines

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Gov. Greg Abbott has postponed the May 26 primary runoff elections until July 14 because of the coronavirus threat. The governor's office announced the delay in a statement Friday afternoon, citing “the state's ongoing efforts to mitigate the spread of COVID-19,” the illness caused by the new coronavirus. State health officials have identified about 200 COVID-19 cases in Texas, with five patients dying of the disease. Early voting for the runoffs will begin July 6.

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