New York cancels Republican presidential primary, guaranteeing Trump all of the delegates

David Caplan
March 03, 2020 - 7:08 pm

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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- New York state will not hold a Republican presidential primary this year, guaranteeing that President Donald Trump will win all of the state's delegates.

The primary would have been April 28.

While three Republicans submitted paperwork -- Massachusetts Governor William Weld, businessman Rocky De La Fuente, and former Rep. Joe Walsh of Illinois. -- none of them qualified.

De La Fuente and Walsh's submissions didn't include the names of any delegates (Walsh dropped out of the race last month anyway) and Weld submitted about half of the required 162 delegates. 

“[Weld] is ineligible to appear on the presidential ballot for the Republican Party based on a failure to submit a complete list of delegates,” ruled Peter Kosinski, state Board of Elections GOP co-chair, at a brief board meeting on Tuesday afternoon. “There’s no contested primary, so it will not appear on the ballot in April. Donald Trump is the only candidate for the Republican party in this April’s presidential primary in New York state.”