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The Republican National Convention this month will reportedly be closed to the press, and will feature just a fraction of the delegates due to coronavirus restrictions.
An RNC spokesperson told CNN, “We are working within the parameters set before us by state and local guidelines regarding the number of people who can attend events.”
Coronavirus fears have plagued the GOP’s efforts to hold the convention, where President Donald Trump will formally be nominated. The convention normally boasts thousands of attendees.
Instead, the RNC will reportedly livestream the vote.
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The press will not be able to attend the Republican National Convention in person later this month, and only a fraction of delegates will be there to vote to formally nominate President Donald Trump due to social distancing measures, the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette first reported.

The convention is scheduled to run from August 21 to August 24, and will be far more sparsely attended than in previous years, media outlets reported Saturday.

Coronavirus fears have plagued the GOP’s efforts to hold the convention, which normally boasts thousands of attendees. Trump has already called off plans to hold a convention speech in Jacksonville, Florida, after the city became a COVID-19 hotspot.

“Given the health restrictions and limitations in place within the state of North Carolina, we are planning for the Charlotte activities to be closed press” for the duration of the weekend,” an RNC convention spokesperson told CNN in a statement. “We are happy to let you know if this changes, but we are working within the parameters set before us by state and local guidelines regarding the number of people who can attend events,”

The network dubbed the move “unprecedented in modern American political history.” According to the Associated Press, it will be the first time in modern history reporters …read more

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