Biden will not accept Democratic presidential nomination in Milwaukee: DNC
Former Vice President Joe Biden will not travel to Wisconsin to accept the Democratic U.S. presidential nomination during the party's national convention this month because of coronavirus concerns, party officials said on Wednesday.
3 Min Read(Reuters) - Former Vice President Joe Biden will not travel to Wisconsin to accept the Democratic U.S. presidential nomination during the party’s national convention this month because of coronavirus concerns, party officials said on Wednesday.
FILE PHOTO: Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden speaks about his plans to combat racial inequality at a campaign event in Wilmington, Delaware, U.S., July 28, 2020. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst/File PhotoThe decision to pull Biden and other speakers from Milwaukee, where Democrats had once planned to hold a multiday nominating convention in person, ensures the event from Aug. 17-20 will be almost entirely virtual. Biden will accept the nomination and deliver a national address from his home state of Delaware, the Democratic Party said.
Separately, Republican President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he would “probably” deliver his nomination acceptance speech later this month from the White House.The last-minute changes are the latest reminder of how the pandemic has wreaked havoc on traditional campaigning ahead of the country’s Nov. 3 elections. The presidential conventions are typically made-for-television affairs featuring often-raucous speeches in front of thousands of the party faithful.
The Democratic National Committee (DNC) said the decision was made to protect Milwaukee residents as well as the vast number of people needed to stage a national convention.The event will feature two hours of prime-time programming each night with feeds from around the country, the DNC said.
“From the very beginning of this pandemic, we put the health and safety of the American people first,” DNC Chairman Tom Perez said in a statement.The Republican convention was initially set for Charlotte, North Carolina, before Trump moved part of the festivities to Jacksonville, Florida, after North Carolina’s governor warned he might not permit a huge crowd.
But a surge of coronavirus cases in Florida prompted Trump to cancel those plans. Only one night of the convention, a “nomination night,” will take place in Charlotte, Trump said in an interview on Fox News on Wednesday.Trump said the bulk of the convention would be virtual and include live speeches from different locations, including his address on Aug. 27.
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DNC is hiding JoeBiden like RepAdamSchiff is hiding Atkinson Transcript in basement. Day 306 Can we please nominate someone who is not 78, white and male? C'mon, man! Then he doesn't get it. Ole Joe Corn Pops here campaigning in his basement living off of cheez-its and mountain dew until they prop him up in front of a teleprompter every few days. And this is the Dem's 'show horse'? What an absolute joke.
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The ironic stupidity.... trumps supporters are bashing him for this... and yet trump is doing the same thing Maybe also not. Just forget WTH Fix this headline. Biden is accepting the nomination in Delaware ... your headline implies he is not accepting the nomination at all. We expect better from you Reuters.
If the voters of America want to keep this country prosperous and creating thousands of jobs every month and low taxes, then Joe Biden will have failed to be elected President for the 4th time. Re-elect President Trump. How about “Biden will not be present in Milwaukee to accept Democratic presidential nomination”
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