New York cancels Democratic primary against wishes of Sanders supporters

The big picture: The Bernie Sanders campaign and its supporters had lobbied against the decision, despite the fact that Sanders ended his bid and endorsed presumptive nominee Joe Biden earlier this month.

Sanders chose to remain on the ballot in New York and other primary states that haven’t yet voted in an effort to influence the Democratic Party’s platform at the convention. His supporters argue New York’s decision undermines party unity.

“Suppressing the Sanders vote in New York will again lead to attacks on the Party across the nation and harm the volunteer effort that our group and others are building for Joe Biden,” said Larry Cohen, chair of the Sanders-aligned Our Revolution.