Breaking: Dem Convention Delayed to August

Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee (Photo by Jonathon Sadowski)

By Pat Kreitlow

April 2, 2020

Democratic National Committee reschedules to August 17 citing coronavirus pandemic

Milwaukee’s chance to be the shining star of Democratic Party politics will have to wait.

The national Democratic Party announced Thursday morning that its national nominating convention will be moved from the week of July 13 to the week of August 17 because of the continuing public health threat caused by the coronavirus outbreak, according to a story first filed by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Holding a convention is already a daunting task because of the logistics involved in scheduling floor space, hotels, flights and more for thousands of delegates, guests, press and VIPs. Now those plans will have to be shifted, and even then there may be ongoing challenges or concerns because of the pandemic.

Vice President Joe Biden, the current frontrunner, indicated this week that the convention could not realistically be held as originally planned. 

This story will be updated.

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