Does Trump have Georgia on his mind? Or perhaps Florida?

Thursday, June 4, 2020
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Chad Groening (OneNewsNow.com)

2020 GOP National ConventionA political analyst believes President Donald Trump was right on the mark in deciding to move this summer's Republican National Convention out of North Carolina.

The president announced the move Tuesday night after Roy Cooper, North Carolina's Democratic governor, refused to guarantee the GOP nominating convention could be held in Charlotte without restrictions because of ongoing concerns over the coronavirus. Trump and the Republican National Committee (RNC) had been demanding that the convention be allowed to move forward with a packed house and no face coverings.

But Cooper wrote to Ronna McDaniel, chair of the RNC, that "planning for a scaled-down convention with fewer people, social distancing and face coverings is a necessity." And later he told reporters it was unlikely that virus trends would allow a full-capacity nominating convention for Trump to proceed at Charlotte's NBA arena.

Rob Chambers is Vice President of AFA Action, the political arm of the American Family Association.

Chambers

"It's the GOP's prerogative where they hold their annual convention – so if North Carolina is not meeting the requirements of the GOP, then it's their prerogative to meet wherever they want to," Chambers explains. "If there's [another] state that would be willing to accommodate the GOP, I think that would be a great idea."

The Republican governors of several states – including Tennessee, Florida, and Georgia – have offered to host the convention. Chambers points out that the Sunshine State is a swing state. "So Florida may be a strategic place for the GOP to consider," he concludes.

The convention, currently scheduled for August 24-27 in Charlotte, could generate $200 million for the host city's regional economy. The Associated Press reports that a traditional GOP convention brings together roughly 2,500 delegates, the same number of alternate delegates and many times more guests, journalists, and security personnel.


Editor's Note: AFA Action is a division of the American Family Association, the parent organization of the American Family News Network, which operates OneNewsNow.com.

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