BREAKING: Biden will not attend Democratic convention

BREAKING: Biden will not attend Democratic convention

Biden is set to announce his running mate soon. On the other side of the national political spectrum, GOP officials are reportedly undecided whether this month’s Republican National Convention will be closed to the media. »Sign up for our Election 2020 newsletter On Sunday, RNC spokesperson Michael Ahrens told CNN “no final decision has been made” whether reporters will be allowed to cover the convention in person. Ahrens’ comments came one day after a convention spokesperson said the convention would be closed to the press and that some events would be livestreamed. Like the Democratic National Convention in Milwaukee, the GOP convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, has been scaled down dramatically. Several weeks ago, North Carolina’s Democratic governor, Roy Cooper, said the city and state could not support a full convention unless it had significant coronavirus safety measures. President Donald Trump then announced the search was on for another site that would host his renomination, setting off a fury of media speculation and pleas from other governors, including Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp, to bring the convention to their state. Eventually, Trump and the RNC settled on Jacksonville, Florida. But two weeks ago, Trump announced all of the convention’s Florida events were called off due to a coronavirus spike. Trump’s formal renomination will still go forward in North Carolina, where a small subset of GOP delegates will gather in Charlotte for four hours Aug. 24. Florida was to have hosted four nights of programming and parties that Trump had hoped would be ...
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