Maryland will delay its April 28 primary for two months as the U.S. grapples with the spread of the novel coronavirus, state Gov. Larry Hogan announced Tuesday. 

“I have two main priorities: keeping Marylanders safe and protecting their constitutional right to vote,” Hogan said during a press conference.

“It would endanger public health to allow thousands of people to assemble in places like schools and senior centers, which are already closed under the state of emergency, and it would put Marylanders at risk, especially the poll workers and election judges, most of whom are retirees and in the most

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