Joe Biden Will Not Deliver DNC Acceptance Speech In Milwaukee

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden walks on stage as he speaks at McGregor Industries on July 09, 2020 in Dunmore, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
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Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden will not travel to Milwaukee to accept his party’s nomination due to concerns about the coronavirus pandemic, sources told the Associate Press on Wednesday.

The move is the latest example of how the coronavirus has upended the 2020 presidential elections, with both parties shrinking their political conventions slated to begin later this month. Democratic convention planners even urged members of Congress not to travel to Milwaukee for the week’s events in a revised gathering that is now set to take place largely online.

President Donald Trump confirmed in a Fox News interview this morning that he is considering delivering his GOP acceptance speech on White House grounds.

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  1. How about renting out Doral…then not paying the bill.

  2. Lefties have all the best computer geeks so I look forward to what they come up with for DNC convention.

  3. That’s how you make a decision after looking at the evidence.

    As we saw, Trump’s version was to give a speech, not give a speech, move the speech to another state, don’t give the speech, speech is back on, speech is cancelled (with appropriate levels of whining and shit tweeting interspersed of course).

  4. Since you mention it… Will also be interesting whether and how the convention gets hacked and interfered with…

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