Democrats Push Back Date of 2020 Convention

It's now set for August instead of July
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 2, 2020 11:15 AM CDT
Democrats Postpone Presidential Convention
In this March 15 photo, Joe Biden prepares for a debate with Bernie Sanders at CNN Studios in Washington.   (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Joe Biden is getting his wish. Democrats on Thursday postponed this summer's presidential convention by a month, reports Politico and the New York Times. Instead of taking place in July, the party's four-day event is now scheduled to start August 17 in Milwaukee. The Republican convention is scheduled to start a week later in Charlotte, North Carolina. The challenging party typically holds its convention about a month before the party in power, notes the Hill, but the coronavirus pandemic has made that impossible. At New York magazine, Ed Kilgore notes that buzz is growing that the Democratic convention will "go virtual." That option is seen as less likely for the Republican gathering, at least for now. (More Democratic National Convention stories.)

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