Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden both cancelled rallies scheduled for Tuesday night in Cleveland, Ohio due to Coronavirus fears.
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Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden’s presidential campaigns canceled rallies set for Cleveland on Tuesday night due to coronavirus concerns, the first disruptions the outbreak has caused in the 2020 Democratic primary.
In separate announcements, the Democratic presidential contenders’ campaigns said they exercised caution about holding large public gatherings after hearing guidance from public health officials. Both the Sanders and Biden campaigns thanked supporters who planned to attend the events on a crucial day in the race to decide who faces President Donald Trump in November.
In a statement, Sanders communications director Mike Casca said the Vermont senator’s campaign will evaluate future events “on a case by case basis.”
Biden communications director Kate Bedingfield said the Democratic front-runner still plans to address the press Tuesday night at a location to be announced. She added that the campaign will “make announcements about future events in the coming days.”
Democrats are voting in six states today.
Here are poll closing times, based on Central time:
Washington – 10 p.m. CT
Michigan – 8 p.m.; 7 p.m. for counties in Central time zone.
Missouri – 7 p.m. CT
Mississippi – 7 p.m. CT
Idaho – 10 p.m. CT
North Dakota – 7 p.m. CT