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States grappling with coronavirus issues amid elections, addressing difficulties differently

While some states have postponed their election days, Arizona, Illinois and Florida proceeded with primary elections on Tuesday.

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The coronavirus has stymied and delayed elections.

While some states have postponed their election days, Arizona, Illinois and Florida proceeded with primary elections on Tuesday amid the highly contagious virus. Democrats are moving toward a nominee to face President Donald Trump in November.

Ohio was slated to also hold its primary Tuesday, but it was called off Monday due to a health order.

From election workers to voters, communities are facing health issues of a pandemic that's continued to spread across the globe and in the U.S.

In Palm Beach County, Florida, more than one in five volunteer workers quit, and 19 precincts had to be relocated from vulnerable assisted living centers.

"We started working on getting cleaning supplies, hand sanitizers, gloves," said Supervisor of Elections Wendy Sartory Link, regarding the county's response to protect poll workers and voters.

Other states, including Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana and Maryland, have postponed elections.

States with upcoming elections, ranging from Alabama to Mississippi and Wisconsin, also are grappling with ongoing ramifications of the virus.

Because it's unclear how long coronavirus issues could last, the virus could affect national conventions for Democrats in July and Republicans in August.

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