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2020 Republican National Convention
2020 presidential election
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The Spectrum Center in Charlotte, North Carolina, will be the site of the 2020 Republican National Convention
Convention
Date(s)August 24–27, 2020
City Charlotte, North Carolina
Venue Spectrum Center
Chair Ronna Romney McDaniel (expected)
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The 2020 Republican National Convention will be an event in which delegates of the United States Republican Party will choose the party's nominees for President of the United States and Vice President of the United States in the 2020 U.S. presidential election in the city of Charlotte, North Carolina. The convention will be held from August 24 to 27, 2020 [1] at the Spectrum Center in Charlotte, North Carolina. By tradition, because Republicans currently hold the White House, their convention will be held after the 2020 Democratic National Convention, which is scheduled for July 13–16. [2]

Background

Site selection

Las Vegas, Nevada and Charlotte, North Carolina were mentioned as possible destinations for the 2020 RNC due to their locations in " swing states." Neither had ever hosted a Republican National Convention, although Charlotte had hosted a Democratic National Convention (in 2012). A Charlotte television station, WBTV, reported that Charlotte, Las Vegas and "another unnamed city in Texas, which sources at the meeting said were likely either Dallas or San Antonio," were finalists to host the convention. [3]

On July 18, 2018, the RNC Site Selection Committee voted unanimously to recommend holding the convention in Charlotte. [4] The Republican National Committee made the selection official on July 20. [5]

The platform

Prior to the business of nominating a presidential ticket, the delegates would approve a manifesto called a "platform." Sections within this "platform" are known as "planks."

In the past the wording of these planks have been extremely contentious, although platforms are very seldom read by the voting public.

Candidate

Candidate Most recent position Candidacy Total pledged delegates Contests won [a]
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Donald Trump
President of the United States
from New York

(2017–present)
February 17, 2017
( Campaign)
0 / 2472 (0%)

N/A

Delegate selection

The Republican Party, depending on the state or territory, chooses its delegates via either primary or caucus.

Notes

  1. ^ According to popular vote or pledged delegate count (not counting superdelegates)

References

  1. ^ WCNC: 2020 Republican National Convention dates announced
  2. ^ "Exclusive: Democrats, anticipating heated primary, set earlier 2020 convention date". CNN. Retrieved June 15, 2018.
  3. ^ Ochsner, Nick. "Source: Charlotte named finalist to host GOP convention in 2020". Retrieved November 6, 2018.
  4. ^ Bruno, Joe (July 19, 2018). "RNC IN CHARLOTTE: Republican leaders unanimously select Charlotte as site for RNC in 2020 pending final vote". Retrieved November 6, 2018.
  5. ^ "GOP picks Charlotte for 2020 convention. Now, the fundraising and organizing begin". Retrieved November 6, 2018.