Representatives of the US Democratic Party said Wednesday, June 24, that the Democrats will hold in Milwaukee (Wisconsin) an almost completely virtual nationwide party congress to nominate for the presidency using live broadcasts and online streaming services. About it writes The Guardian.
Former US Vice President Joe Biden is expected to personally participate in the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination at the congress, which will be held August 17-20, but it is not yet known whether a significant part of the audience will be present at the event. A statement from the Democratic National Committee said that official affairs, including voting on the candidacy of Biden and his unnamed partner, would be conducted virtually, and delegates were asked not to travel to Milwaukee.
Democrats were forced to make similar decisions because of the country’s coronavirus pandemic. Biden and the party had to abandon the usual attributes of an event that attracted tens of thousands of people to the host city to mark the start of a general election campaign. Even during the American Civil War and World War II, the two main parties of the country did not refuse conventions in the form of personal presence with crowded arenas.
Biden Campaign Leader Jen O’Malley Dillon said the radically modified convention would not be an obstacle: “Vice President Biden is proud to accept his party’s candidacy in Milwaukee and take the next step in making Donald Trump one term president.”