Puerto Rico to Partially Redo Botched Gubernatorial Primary

August 10, 2020by Jim Wyss, Bloomberg News (TNS)
Puerto Rico Gov. Wanda Vazquez Garced speaks during a news conference to announce new rules for all passengers flying into Puerto Rico to curb coronavirus cases, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, on June 30, 2020. (Ricardo Arduengo/AFP/Getty Images/TNS)

Puerto Rico will partially redo a key gubernatorial primary election next Sunday after ballots failed to arrive at some polling centers in a timely manner.

Gov. Wanda Vazquez, who is facing a challenge from within her New Progressive Party, said no results would be released until everyone gets an opportunity to vote.

Vazquez is facing her first election for governor after replacing Ricardo Rossello, who was ousted amid massive street protests last August. But when voters arrived at polling stations early Sunday, braving the Covid-19 pandemic, many found there were no ballots and it wasn’t possible to vote.

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