Ohio to order polls closed over coronavirus 'emergency,' governor says
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Gov. Mike DeWine on Monday night announced his state's health director will order Ohio's polls to be closed Tuesday "as a health emergency" over the spread of the coronavirus, a dramatic move just hours before the state's scheduled primaries.
DeWine had recommended that the primaries be postponed, but a county judge had denied the request Monday evening.
"During this time when we face an unprecedented public health crisis, to conduct an election tomorrow would force poll workers and voters to place themselves at an unacceptable health risk...