RNC Reveals New Changes for Convention

Republicans announced Thursday they will scale back their presidential convention celebration in August as coronavirus cases rise in Florida, where President Trump is expected to accept to deliver a speech accepting his party’s nomination for reelection.

Ronna McDaniel, the chairwoman of the Republican National Committee Chairwoman, informed members of the decision in a letter on Thursday that blamed the pandemic for the changes.

The letter states that admittance to the convention in Jacksonville, Fla., will be limited only to regular delegates for the first three days, amounting to a crowd of about 2,500 people. Trump shifted the site of the celebration from North Carolina to Florida when it appeared the Jacksonville site might allow for large gatherings.

McDaniel wrote that when President Trump formally accepts the GOP nomination on the event’s final day, delegates will be allowed to bring one guest and alternate delegates will also be allowed to attend. That crowd would be capped at about 6,000 or 7,000 people.

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