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Gov. Mike DeWine says his state’s 2020 primary will not be seen as "legitimate" amid coronavirus outbreak


Bob Brigham
March 17, 2020 7:00AM (UTC)

This article originally appeared on Raw Story

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Ohio's Republican governor brought into question the legitimacy of his own state's 2020 primary if it occurs on Tuesday.

Gov. Mike DeWine and Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose issued a joint statement after a judge blocked their plan to postpone the election.

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"Logistically, under these extraordinary circumstances, it simply isn't possible to hold an election tomorrow that will be considered legitimate by Ohions," the two said, in a statement.


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