PA seeks to avoid Pesach vote


With next year’s presidential primary vote in Pennsylvania scheduled for April 23 — the first day of Passover — legislators are trying to accelerate the primary, the AP reports.

A bill is pending which, on a one-time basis, would move next year’s primary to March 19 instead of the typical fourth Tuesday in April.

“Many states want to hold presidential primaries earlier, to give residents more influence on the trajectory of presidential campaigns,” the AP reported. “But Pennsylvania lawmakers have long resisted a change because it would push the beginning of the state’s customary 13-week primary season into the winter holidays.”