The State of Louisiana is postponing its presidential primary from April 4 to at least June 20 in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
Per U.S. News & World Report:
According to WAFB-TV in Baton Rouge, the state will postpone its primary for about two months. Louisiana Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin is expected to address the outbreak as well as the postponement at a Friday press conference.
The widening outbreak of COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, has prompted cancellations around the country and has upended the 2020 presidential race. The U.S. death toll rose to 41 on Friday with the first reported death in Kansas.
The cancellation comes as other states holding contests on Tuesday, like Ohio, struggle to find poll workers and volunteers.
The Constitution allows for postponing federal elections, but that would require an act of Congress.