April 9, 2020 - UK COVID-19 Special Edition (with Joshua A. Douglas)


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LEXINGTON, Ky. (April 9, 2020) – Kentucky is currently one of 14 states that has postponed its election primary. The voting day in the Commonwealth has been changed from May 19 to June 23. As states around the country weigh the costs of postponing vs. the potential risks of keeping schedules in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, many people are beginning to discuss what all of this may mean for the general election in November.

On this special edition of the Behind the Blue, Joshua A. Douglas provides some insight as to how these situations are playing out around the country. Douglas is the Thomas P. Lewis Professor of Law at UK’s J. David Rosenberg College of Law. He teaches and researches election law and voting rights, civil procedure, constitutional law and judicial decision making. Douglas is the author of ‘Vote for US: How to Take Back our Elections and Change the Future of Voting’, a book that aims to provide hope and inspiration for a positive path forward on voting rights.

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