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GOP Moving Forward With Plans for August Convention

GOP Moving Forward With Plans for August Convention

By    |   Wednesday, 25 March 2020 11:50 AM

The chairman of the North Carolina GOP insists the Republican National Committee is moving forward with plans for its August presidential convention to be held in Charlotte – despite the coronavirus outbreak.

“At this time, the RNC is firmly committed to moving forward with the RNC Convention which is scheduled to be held August 24th-27th in Charlotte,” Michael Whatley said in an open letter to North Carolina Republicans

“However, the RNC is closely monitoring conditions regarding the COVID-19 outbreak and is working closely with federal, state, and local governments in order to determine whether they will need to make any changes to the schedule.”

His letter was detailed by multiple news outlets, including the National Review on Wednesday.

Meanwhile Democrats are discussing “contingency plans” to make sure the party’s mid-July convention happens even if that means going entirely digital.

"There is no decision yet to postpone or cancel the convention in anyway, but it would be malpractice not to do look at contingencies,” said Antonio Villaraigosa, the former mayor of Los Angeles who was chair of the 2012 convention.

The convention is set to take place in Milwaukee.

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The chairman of the North Carolina GOP insists the Republican National Committee is moving forward with plans for its August presidential convention to be held in Charlotte – despite the coronavirus outbreak.
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