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Where Things Stand: The Circus Begins

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NYTRNC20An RNC sign glows outside the Charlotte Convention Center’s Richardson Ballroom in Charlotte, NC where delegates gather for the roll call vote to renominate Donald J. Trump to be President of the United States and Mike Pence to be Vice President.(Travis Dove for The New York Times)
CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA - AUGUST 24: An RNC sign glows outside the Charlotte Convention Center's Richardson Ballroom where delegates will gather for the roll call vote to renominate Donald J. Trump to be President ... CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA - AUGUST 24: An RNC sign glows outside the Charlotte Convention Center's Richardson Ballroom where delegates will gather for the roll call vote to renominate Donald J. Trump to be President of the United States and Mike Pence to be Vice President at the Republican National Convention at the Charlotte Convention Center on August 24, 2020 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Travis Dove - Pool/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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August 24, 2020 1:03 p.m.

Glancing through tonight’s lineup of speakers suggests that, this evening, we are in for a journey down to the depths of the Trump fever swamp, with only a few potential opportunities to come up for air, when folks like Nikki Haley and Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) speak.

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