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Cuomo wants to move presidential primary to February

Governor Cuomo is pushing to upend the presidential primary calendar, making New York jump close to the head of the line by having voters head to the polls in February instead of late April, sources tell NY1.

Cuomo is considering vetoing a bill that would set the presidential primary on April 28, putting it just weeks after the pivotal Iowa caucuses and New Hampshire primary instead.

As a sweetener from Cuomo, sources say New York would also move its legislative primaries for state Senate and Assembly, currently scheduled for June 23, 2020, to coincide with a February presidential primary, potentially helping incumbents survive any challenges.

Sources tell NY1 Governor Cuomo and top legislative leaders have recently held discussions about a potential move.

But a lot would have to happen to make this a reality.

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