On May 5th, after deliberation, the Honorable Analisa Torres, United States District Judge, ruled that the primary must be reinstated by the elections commissioners who voted to cancel it.
This decision came because more than a dozen Bernie Sanders delegates and members of the New York State Democratic Committee filed had filed this lawsuit in federal court last Friday.
The suit was against Democratic Elections Commissioners Douglas Kellner and Andrew Spano, both appointed by Governor Cuomo, for their role in removing candidates from the primary ballot, effectively cancelling the presidential primary in New York state.
NYPAN (the organization that was behind this law suit) is a grassroots progressive advocacy organization, founded after the 2016 General Election.
It is composed of over 30 chapters and affiliates across New York State.
NYPAN’s mission is to provide on-the-ground support for progressive candidates, promote progressive legislation on issues including election reform, the environment, healthcare, and social and racial justice, and work with elected officials who will fight to achieve our collective goals.