Monday, August 17, 2020

2020 DNC kicks off Monday in Milwaukee: What you need to know

From JSOnline:

Bill GlauberMary Spicuzza
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

It's not the convention anyone ever expected.
But, ready or not, the four-day 2020 Democratic National Convention kicks off Monday in Milwaukee and around the nation, with the coronavirus pandemic altering plans and forcing organizers to create a mostly virtual show.
► Find full coverage of the 2020 Democratic National Convention in our special section.
"We have cornered the market on the unexpected," said Democratic National Committee Chair Tom Perez.
The delegates will be at home and most of the speakers will be at remote sites but the main event remains the same: the formal nomination and introduction of the party's national ticket to a national audience.
Joe Biden and vice presidential running mate U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris of California will launch their fall campaign against President Donald Trump.
"This convention is going to be different than any convention we've ever seen, because we're living in a moment in time that is simply extraordinary," Perez said.
Perez said the viewers will hear from well-known politicians as well as "ordinary people who've done extraordinary things."
Republicans are poised to create some counter-programming, with Trump and Vice President Mike Pence scheduled to make appearances this week in Wisconsin.
Here's what you need to know.

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