Ivey postpones state's runoff until July

Published: Mar. 18, 2020 at 10:29 AM CDT
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Alabama Governor Kay Ivey has postponed the state’s runoff due to restrictions and concerns the coronavirus has caused. She rescheduled voting until July 14. It had been set for March 31.

Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill, who favored the delay, had sought an opinion on the legality of postponing the runoff. Attorney

General Steve Marshall said late Tuesday that Ivey has authority during emergency situations.

In the runoff, the most significant statewide race is for the U.S. Senate Republican nomination. Jeff Sessions and Tommy Tuberville face each other.

In the Second Congressional District, Jeff Coleman is opposed by former state representative Barry Moore.

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