New Jersey delays primary to July 7 because of COVID-19

Gov. Phil Murphy says New Jersey is pushing back its primary to July 7 from June 2 because of the coronavirus outbreak

TRENTON, N.J. -- New Jersey is pushing back its primary to July 7 from June 2 because of the coronavrus outbreak, Gov. Phil Murphy said Wednesday.

The Democrat mentioned specifically that he doesn’t want to repeat what Wisconsin had with people having to choose between their right to vote and keeping healthy.

The state is expected to approach the peak of the virus's curve sometime this month or next, the Democratic governor said earlier this week.

New Jersey has both mail-in and in-person voting.

Murphy says he'll sign the order some time Wednesday.