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Mon Apr 6, 2020, 03:46 AM

Biden: The Democratic Convention May Need To Be A Virtual Event This Year

Source: NPR

Former Vice President Joe Biden says the Democratic National Convention may need take place virtually as a result of the deepening coronavirus outbreak.

On Thursday the party delayed the presidential nominating convention from mid-July to mid-August over pandemic fears, but Biden on Sunday raised the specter of Democrats choosing their White House nominee online for the first time.

"We may have to do a virtual convention," Biden said on ABC's This Week. "I think we should be thinking about that right now. We may not be able to put 10, 20, 30,000 people in one place."

In delaying the convention, its organizers said they would explore further options to maintain public health, including adjusting the convention's format, crowd size and schedule.

Read more: https://www.npr.org/sections/coronavirus-live-updates/2020/04/05/827678958/biden-the-democratic-convention-may-need-to-be-a-virtual-event-this-year

should they have just kept the original date for Mid-July and started planning for a virtual convention around then?

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