Joe Biden, the soon-to-be official Presidential nominee of the Democratic Party, announced that he will be accepting the nomination in Milwaukee as concerns regarding COVID-19 put the convention’s fate into question.
What We Know:
- The former Vice President’s officials have confirmed that he will accept the party’s nomination on the final day of the convention in Milwaukee, likely set for August 20.
- The convention has been scaled-back, adding virtual programming throughout the multiple day affair to be aired on the major television news networks.
- Sources have also confirmed that they are reaching the final stages of including smaller events in battle ground states as a result of the coronavirus.
- Some cities under consideration for smaller gatherings include Charlotte, Detroit, Philadelphia, and Phoenix. The gatherings could be live streamed online or directly into the main event in Milwaukee.
- In an interview with Milwaukee’s WITI, Biden said he’d prefer to have an in-person convention but said public health concerns will factor into the decisions. He also suggested the event could take place in a smaller venue and include additional smaller venues as well.
Tom Perez, the chairman of the Democratic National Committee, said his team has the “flexibility to do what is necessary” and that he is “looking forward to being in Milwaukee the week of August 17”.