Election R&D Dialogues: Republican National Convention 2020 Recap
Organizer: USC Dornsife Center for the Political Future
The Republican National Convention (RNC) is slated for Aug. 24-27 in Charlotte, N.C. Bob Shrum and Mike Murphy, co-directors of the Center for the Political Future, will cut through the news headlines to break down the important moments and share their November predictions.
The RNC is expected to formally renominate President Trump and Vice President Pence and "to celebrate together America's greatness." Convention delegates will vote on the GOP platform and various procedural motions. It will be one of the country's first mass gatherings since the Covid-19 outbreak and a signal that President Trump is intent on returning the country to normalcy.
The decision for Charlotte, considered America's No. 1 up-and-coming city, to host this year's RNC was made in 2018, well before the pandemic. The polarizing decision narrowly passed Charlotte's mostly Democratic City Council, and now City Council members worry about a large influx of visitors coming to one of the areas hardest hit by the coronavirus in the state.