The vote to renominate President Donald Trump is ready to be carried out in non-public later this month. This means the dramatically scaled-down Republican National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, will likely be closed to the press.
A spokeswoman for the Republican National Convention cited the coronavirus as the rationale.
Reporters won’t be allowed on web site as RNC delegates vote to formally nominate President Donald Trump because the 2020 Republican presidential nominee, however the vote will likely be livestreamed, the Republican official mentioned.
Trump had earlier known as off public parts of the conference in Florida final month, citing spiking instances of the coronavirus throughout the nation.
As many as 336 delegates are scheduled to collect in Charlotte, North Carolina, on August 24 to formally vote to make Trump the GOP standard-bearer as soon as extra.
Some GOP delegations have raised logistical points with travelling to both metropolis, citing the rising variety of jurisdictions imposing obligatory quarantine orders on travellers coming back from states experiencing surges within the virus.
The subset of delegates in Charlotte will likely be casting proxy votes on behalf of the greater than 2,500 official delegates to the conference. Alternate delegates and visitors have already been prohibited.
The proceedings on the Monday of the conference — together with the vote to formally nominate Trump — will likely be live-streamed, based on a Republican official conversant in the plans.
It’s being mentioned if Trump goes to Charlotte, the expectation is that it’ll simply be to thank the delegates in a non-public, closed press occasion.