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FILE - In this June 11, 2019, file photo, New York Attorney General Letitia James speaks during a news conference in New York. On Friday, May 8, 2020, James asked an appeals court to scrap the June 23, 2020, Democratic presidential primary in New York, saying the election was properly nixed until a judge decided it was unconstitutional to do so. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)

NY State cites COVID-19 in presidential primary appeal

May. 8, 2020 9:46 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — An appeals court should let a June 23 primary election in New York state proceed without voters and poll workers being forced to risk exposure to the coronavirus to vote for a Democratic candidate for president when the race is essentially over, lawyers for the state said Friday. The...