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Democratic National Convention 2020 Has Been Postponed

Democratic National Convention 2020 Has Been Postponed

The 2020 Democratic National Convention has officially been postponed.

The event – originally set for July 13-17 – has been put on hold until August due to the current health crisis, Deadline reports.

“In light of the unprecedented health crisis facing our country, the 2020 Democratic National Convention will now be held the week of August 17 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, providing our team more time to determine the most appropriate structure for this historic event,” the Democratic National Convention Committee said.

“Ensuring the safety of the convention’s host community and all convention-goers has been—and always will remain—the top priority of the Democratic National Convention Committee,” they added. “As we continue to monitor the unpredictable and unprecedented public health emergency, we remain in constant communication with the local, state, and federal officials responsible for protecting public health and security, and will continue to follow their guidance.”

The event might change its format “to ensure nominating the next president of the United States is done without unnecessary risk to public health.”

Joe Solmonese, CEO of the Democratic National Convention Committee, said in a statement, “In our current climate of uncertainty, we believe the smartest approach is to take additional time to monitor how this situation unfolds so we can best position our party for a safe and successful convention.”

Get the latest updates on the ongoing health crisis here.

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