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Thu Jul 16, 2020, 08:24 AM

Republican convention in Jacksonville will be scaled back next month

Source: Washington Post




The Republican Party will hold a scaled-back convention in Jacksonville, Fla., next month that includes a mix of outdoor and indoor venues, according to a letter sent to delegates.

The Thursday letter from Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel, obtained by The Washington Post, said admittance will be limited to only regular delegates for the first three days of the convention — or about 2,500 people. For the final day, when the president attends, delegates will get a guest, and alternate delegates can also attend — or 6,000 to 7,000 people.

In the letter, McDaniel says the changes are to comply with Florida rules after the party moved most of the convention from North Carolina. “When we made these changes, we had hoped to be able to plan a traditional convention celebration to which we are all accustomed. However, adjustments must be made to comply with state and local health guidelines,” she said.

McDaniel said in the letter that officials are likely to use both outdoor and indoor spaces in Florida, though officials say final decisions have not been made on where the speeches will occur. “We plan to utilize a number of indoor and outdoor venues in this multi-block radius of Jacksonville, including the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena, TIAA Bank Field, Daily’s Place Amphitheater, 121 Financial Ballpark, and several others,” the letter says.

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/republican-convention-in-jacksonville-will-be-scaled-back-next-month/2020/07/15/14297da8-c711-11ea-8ffe-372be8d82298_story.html



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Reply Republican convention in Jacksonville will be scaled back next month (Original post)
BumRushDaShow Jul 16 OP
Fritz Walter Jul 16 #1
Zoonart Jul 16 #2
NNadir Jul 16 #9
TheCowsCameHome Jul 16 #3
iluvtennis Jul 16 #8
bluedye33139 Jul 16 #4
rpannier Jul 16 #5
fleur-de-lisa Jul 16 #6
flibbitygiblets Jul 16 #7
Cryptoad Jul 16 #10

Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Jul 16, 2020, 08:32 AM

1. They should hold the outdoor sessions at a cemetery

Evergreen is nice...
Evergreen Cemetery is the oldest fully operating cemetery in Jacksonville, Florida. The first burial took place in 1881. The Evergreen Association was organized in 1910 as a non-profit corporation and purchased Evergreen from a privately owned corporation.

The cemetery is comprised of 170 acres and over 70,000 burials. When the cemetery was opened, remains were moved here from a downtown area near State Street and from the Old City Cemetery.

Source

And, it's close to downtown.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Jul 16, 2020, 08:36 AM

2. IF held today

There is a 99% risk factor according to the Georgia Tech COVID-19 Event Risk Assessment Planning Tool
https://covid19risk.biosci.gatech.edu

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Response to Zoonart (Reply #2)

Thu Jul 16, 2020, 12:05 PM

9. Thank you very much for that interesting link. I bookmarked it. n/t.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Jul 16, 2020, 08:37 AM

3. Go ahead and have an extravaganza. Go big.

It'll be the last thing you'll be celebrating for at least eight years.

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Response to TheCowsCameHome (Reply #3)

Thu Jul 16, 2020, 11:52 AM

8. Ditto. nt

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Jul 16, 2020, 08:38 AM

4. The Florida convention should be renamed Waterloo

By the time Trump's troops have arrived, they won't have much left.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Jul 16, 2020, 08:42 AM

5. Now how are all those K-Pop fans supposed to get tickets if they're limited to only regulars?

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Jul 16, 2020, 08:52 AM

6. They're giving Dump an excuse for lack of interest

and low turnout.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Jul 16, 2020, 10:27 AM

7. Outdoors in August, in FL with a bunch of unmasked racists you say? OMG sounds amazing.

Good thing they got the "time for some traffic problems" guy in charge, this should be GRRREAT!

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Response to flibbitygiblets (Reply #7)

Thu Jul 16, 2020, 01:09 PM

10. Yep all those Old White folk are,,,,

going to love FL outdoors in Aug!

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