Mary SpicuzzaBill Glauber
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Organizers upended the Democratic National Convention on Wednesday, as they told state delegations not to travel to Milwaukee, moved the convention from Fiserv Forum to the nearby Wisconsin Center and added satellite events around the country.
Delegates will cast votes remotely, even for the presidential nomination in what is shaping up to be an increasingly virtual event.
Organizers also announced that large-scale events, such as a welcome reception for delegates and media and a party for volunteers, are canceled due to coronavirus concerns as cases surge in the U.S.
The decision to overhaul plans for the August 17-20 convention came after consulting with public health officials about the COVID-19 pandemic, organizers said.
The moves by the Democrats stand in stark contrast to the Republicans, who shifted their main convention events from Charlotte, North Carolina, to Jacksonville, Florida. President Donald Trump plans to accept the renomination in front of large crowds expected to attend the Aug. 24-27 event.Read more: https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/politics/elections/2020/06/24/dnc-milwaukee-delegates-wont-travel-2020-democratic-convention-moved-fiserv-forum-wisconsin-center/3244475001/