“After ongoing consultation with public health officials and experts, who underscored the worsening coronavirus pandemic, the Democratic National Convention Committee announced today speakers for the 2020 Democratic National Convention will no longer travel to Milwaukee, Wisconsin in order to prevent risking the health of our host community as well as the convention’s production teams, security officials, community partners, media and others necessary to orchestrate the event,” the release said.
The convention was initially scheduled to take place in mid-July, but was pushed back to August over concerns about the coronavirus outbreak back in April. Biden, who was scheduled to accept the party’s nomination in the key battleground state of Wisconsin on Aug. 20, will now accept the nomination from Delaware.
Details about the location of the speech will be released at a later time. Other speakers who had been planning to come to Milwaukee will not travel to the city,” the announcement continued.
Despite the lack of presence in Milwaukee, the Democratic National Convention will still air in primetime for two hours each night from Aug. 17-20, with remarks from the former vice president on the evening of Aug. 20 and his highly anticipated vice-presidential pick the night before. The gathering will include both taped segments and live broadcasts.
Convention speakers are still expected to be in virtual locations across the country, according to the newest announcement from organizers. Details have yet to be released on exactly where those satellite locations will be.
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