Saturday, January 28, 2012

Judge Sharpe sets June 26 as primary date

Declaring it “unconscionable” that the U.S. should send men and women overseas to preserve democracy and deny them the vote back home, U.S. District Court Judge Gary Sharpe has ruled in a suit brought by the Department of Justice against the state that New York’s non-presidential primary for 2012 will be held on June 26; unless the state takes action to move the date within the guidelines set by federal law, all future non-presidential federal primary will be held on the fourth Tuesday of June in even-numbered years.

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