Tension over how to hold Pa.’s primary

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Bob Russikoff wears a mask and gloves to vote in the  March 2020 special election for Pennsylvania House of Representatives in Bensalem. (Emma Lee/WHYY)

Bob Russikoff wears a mask and gloves to vote in the March 2020 special election for Pennsylvania House of Representatives in Bensalem. (Emma Lee/WHYY)

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The coronavirus pandemic has pushed Pennsylvania’s primary to June 2. While Democrats and some election officials are calling for it to be conducted entirely by mail-in ballots to keep poll workers and voters safe, Republican state lawmakers are pushing back — despite supporting recent efforts to expand vote-by-mail.

Guest: Julia Terruso, The Philadelphia Inquirer

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