Kentucky delays its 2020 primary, the latest state to do so as coronavirus spreads

Kentucky delayed its primary election on Monday, becoming the latest state to take the step to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

The state will move its nominating contest to June 23 from the originally planned May 19, Secretary of State Michael Adams announced. He said he made the decision with Gov. Andy Beshear during what he called “unprecedented times.”

“My hope is that this delay will allow us to have a normal election,” Adams said in a video posted to Twitter.