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Judges skeptical Texas can save April primary

Texas primary in April looks unlikely as state tells court 'insurmountable' issues block deal By The Associated Press

SAN ANTONIO (AP) ' The chances of Texas holding a primary in April are fading fast.

A federal court late Tuesday expressed skepticism that Texas could organize primary elections earlier than May. Even the most optimistic date, April 24, was deemed impossible by several county elections workers. They said May 22 was a more reasonable date.

The panel of three federal judges has not yet officially cancelled the currently set primary date of April 3, but that is a mere formality.

U.S. District Judge Xavier Rodriguez at one point suggested that June 26 may make the most sense for the primary elections. But Democratic and Republican party officials said they would prefer a vote in late May.

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