2020 Republican National Convention

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The convention renominated President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence for the Republican nomination

The 2020 Republican National Convention was an event in which delegates of the United States Republican Party selected the party's nominees for president and vice president in the 2020 United States presidential election.

Plans to hold a traditional large-scale convention were canceled a few weeks before the convention, due to the 2020 coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in the United States.[1]

The convention was held from August 24 to 27, 2020.[2] The convention renominated Donald Trump for president and Mike Pence for vice president.[3]

The convention 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, the North Carolina state government declined to agree to Trump's demand to allow the convention to take place with a full crowd and without public health measures to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.[4] Trump then announced that the convention would be moved to Jacksonville, Florida, before canceling Jacksonville convention plans on July 23.[1] Some convention proceedings, albeit dramatically reduced in scale, were held in Charlotte.[5]

In August 2020, Trump said he would accept the Republican nomination live from the White House.[6][7] Over 1500 gathered in front of the White House to watch. People were seated close together, so it did not follow social distancing.[8]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Haberman, Maggie; Mazzei, Patricia; Karni, Annie (July 23, 2020). "Trump Abruptly Cancels Republican Convention in Florida: 'It's Not the Right Time'". New York Times. Retrieved July 24, 2020.
  2. WCNC Staff, "WCNC: 2020 Republican National Convention dates announced Archived October 2, 2018, at the Wayback Machine", October 1, 2018
  3. News, A. B. C. "RNC 2020 Live: Trump accepts nomination from White House". ABC News. Retrieved 2020-08-28.
  4. Bryan Anderson, Gary D. Robertson & Jill Colvin, Trump says GOP is pulling convention from North Carolina, Associated Press (June 2, 2020).
  5. Jeremy Diamond & Ryan Nobles, GOP convention in Charlotte closed to press, portions will be livestreamed, CNN (August 1, 2020).
  6. Tamara Keith & Benjamin Swasey, Trump Suggests Convention Speech At White House; GOP Sen. Asks: 'Is That Even Legal?' (August 5, 2020).
  7. Morgan Chalfani, Trump dismisses legal questions on GOP nomination speech at White House, The Hill (August 5, 2020).
  8. COLVIN, JILL. "What virus? At the Republican National Convention, the COVID-19 pandemic is largely ignored". chicagotribune.com. Retrieved 2020-08-28.