Delaying the Vote in the 27th

Congressional Election Moved to June 23rd

WBEN Newsroom
March 29, 2020 - 7:18 am
Chris Jacobs and Nate McMurray

Chis Jacobs and Nate McMurray/WIVB photos


(WBEN)  Governor Cuomo on Saturday announcing that along with the regular primary elections the Special Election in the 27th Congressional District would also be postponed until June 23rd. Both candidates, Republican Chris Jacobs and Democat Nate McMurray issued news releases.

Jacobs Statement:

“My foremost concern is the health and safety of all New Yorkers in this difficult time. As we continue to deal with this national challenge, I urge everyone to stay safe and follow all the recommended guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19.  We will meet this challenge as we always have.  My thoughts and prayers are with everyone.”

McMurray's Statement:

“There is nothing more critical than protecting the health and safety of our families right now.  I am grateful for Governor Cuomo’s leadership and for putting the people of New York before politics. This decision protects not only the general public, but hundreds of election workers and Board of Elections staff. When we carry out this essential democratic process on June 23rd , it will allow all residents, volunteers, and staff to do so safely. My team will be checking on the community to ensure that all our residents are prepared for the June election. I believe in Western New Yorkers and know they will be ready.”

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