2020 Democratic National Convention

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The convention nominated former Vice President Joe Biden and U.S. Senator Kamala Harris for the Democratic nomination
The Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, Wisconsin will be the site of the 2020 Democratic National Convention

The 2020 Democratic National Convention was a presidential nominating convention held August 17–20, 2020 at the Wisconsin Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

At the convention, delegates of the United States Democratic Party formally chose former Vice President Joe Biden for president and U.S. Senator Kamala Harris for vice president in the 2020 United States presidential election.

Originally scheduled to be held July 13–16, 2020 at the Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic in the United States, the convention was postponed to August 17–20, 2020, and was later shrunk its capacity, with its location moved to city's Wisconsin Center.

Due to the pandemic, the format was different from other conventions, with most of the convention being held remotely from many venues across the country. While being a largely virtual convention, it was officially centered at the Wisconsin Center, where its production was headquartered and from where it was gaveled in and out each night.

Joe Solmonese, former President of the Human Rights Campaign, was named convention CEO in March 2019.[1]

Every living former Democratic president (Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, Barack Obama) gave a speech, as well as a number of Republicans, including former Governor John Kasich of Ohio.[2] Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Senator Bernie Sanders also spoke at the convention.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. Glauber, Bill (26 March 2019). "Joe Solmonese named chief executive of 2020 Milwaukee Democratic convention". Journal Sentinel. Retrieved 28 March 2019.
  2. https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections/2020/07/20/john-kasich-expected-speak-dnc-convention-joe-biden-report/5470753002/
  3. "Obamas, Hillary Clinton to speak at 2020 Democratic National Convention". 6abc Philadelphia. WPVI-TV. 10 August 2020. Retrieved 10 August 2020.