Republican National Convention 2020
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This is the week for Republican National Convention. Paragraphs below are gathered from wikipedia on the topic of 2020 Republican National Convention, in italics, below: Owing to the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States, plans to convene a traditional large-scale convention were cancelled a few weeks before the convention. The Republican National Convention has been scheduled to be held from August 24 to 27, 2020. Primary venues are the Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte, North Carolina, and the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium in Washington, D.C., with many other remote venues also being utilized. The convention re-nominated President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence. The Republican National Convention 2020 was originally scheduled to be held at the Spectrum Center in Charlotte, North Carolina, but on June 2, 2020, Trump and the Republican National Committee pulled the event from Charlotte after the North Carolina state government declined to agree to Trump’s demands to allow the convention to take place with a full crowd and without public health measures designed to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, such as social distancing and face coverings. Trump then announced that the convention would be moved to Jacksonville, Florida, but subsequently cancelled the Jacksonville convention plans on July 23. Some convention proceedings, albeit dramatically reduced in scale, are still scheduled to be held in Charlotte, such as “small, formal business meetings.” The Charlotte proceedings will be closed to the press and instead livestreamed. The party then plans to hold the events and festivities, including Trump’s keynote speech, remotely from various locations. By tradition, because Republicans currently hold the presidency, their convention will be held after the 2020 Democratic National Convention, which was held from August 17–20. Former White House director of management and administration Marcia Lee Kelly was named convention president and CEO in April 2019. Trump faced only token opposition in the Republican primaries and caucuses, and unofficially clinched the Republican nomination in March 2020, when he reached 1,276 pledged delegates. Watch live coverage of the Republican National Convention as President Donald Trump is officially nominated as the party’s candidate for president, in the video “Republican National Convention Day 1, Featuring Nikki Haley, Donald Trump Jr., NBC News“, below: