Joe Biden won’t accept party nomination at original convention venue


Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden will not travel to Milwaukee to accept his party’s nomination to the White House due to concerns over Covid-19.

A Democratic source told reporters he would not be visiting the city of Wisconsin.

The move is the latest example of the sweeping effects of the pandemic on the 2020 presidential election and the latest blow to traditional party nominating conventions that historically marked the start of the fall general election campaigns.

Joe Biden will challenge outgoing President Donald Trump for the presidency on November 3.

The president had suggested earlier that he could accept the nomination of the Republican Party from the White House.

The pandemic has turned the political calendar upside down with candidates unable to organize many rallies.

The Democrats had chosen Milwaukee, Wisconsin, for their convention in a state unexpectedly won by Mr. Trump four years against Hillary Clinton.

Republicans originally planned to meet in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Mr Trump then moved the venue to Jacksonville, Florida due to coronavirus restrictions, but is now considering the White House, which is not traditionally used for partisan events.


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