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Election highlights Ohio judge rejects governor’s efforts to postpone Tuesday’s vote; Biden wins Washington primary

Former vice president Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) debated each other one-on-one for the first time on March 15. Here’s what you missed. (Video: The Washington Post)

Less than 12 hours before voting was set to begin across Ohio, a judge rejected a temporary restraining order supported by Gov. Mike DeWine (R) seeking a delay in that state’s Tuesday primary, declaring that rescheduling the election would “set a terrible precedent.”

Earlier Monday, DeWine had said that no in-person voting would take place in the state’s primary, noting that proceeding as usual would not be in accordance with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines against gatherings of 50 people or more amid the coronavirus crisis.

Election officials in the three other states voting Tuesday — Arizona, Florida and Illinois — have said they will proceed with their primaries, though Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) questioned the wisdom of that during a post-debate interview Sunday.

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