Push in NY aims to upend the Presidential Primary calendar

09.06.19 | Brandon Dickson

Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo is considering pushing the presidential primary to February instead of late April.

He's also mulling over the possibility of moving New York's legislative primaries for state Senate and Assembly from late June--to coincide with a February presidential primary.

That move would likely help incumbents survive any challenges.
But, to make that happen a special session would have to be called, legislators would have to vote on it and then they would have to petition to get it on the ballot as early as October.

The measure could also rattle the Democratic National Committee and set the Empire State up for penalties such as a failure to have all its delegates seated at the convention.