Unconventional 2020 Democratic National Convention kicks off

The 2020 election really kicks into high gear this week with the start of the Democratic National Convention, which this year will be anything but conventional.

News 12 Staff

Aug 17, 2020, 5:14 PM

Updated 1,372 days ago

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The 2020 election really kicks into high gear this week with the start of the Democratic National Convention, which this year will be anything but conventional.
Rather than bring thousands of delegates to Milwaukee this week amid the coronavirus pandemic, Democrats will gather mostly virtually this week for their national convention, which will culminate Thursday night with the official nomination of Joe Biden for president.
Kamala Harris will be nominated Wednesday night for vice president, but that's where the similarities to previous conventions ends.
Rather than delivering speeches to large rooms of supporters, the speeches will be done virtually and in most cases, significantly shorter than in years past.
Headline speakers for the week include Biden and Harris, of course, but also former President Barack Obama and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
Monday's lineup featured Gov. Andrew Cuomo, along with Sen. Bernie Sanders and the keynote speaker, former First Lady Michelle Obama.
As for the Republicans and President Donald Trump, they get their turn next week at the Republican National Convention.


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