2020 Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden will officially accept the party’s nomination at the scaled-back Democratic National Convention in August.
“Vice President Biden intends to proudly accept his party’s nomination in Milwaukee and take the next step forward towards making Donald Trump a one-term president,” Biden’s campaign manager Jen O’Malley Dillon said in a statement.
The Democratic National Convention Committee (DNCC) announced on Wednesday that the convention will be broadcast from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, which will be held August 17-20.
Dillon added, “The city of Milwaukee has been an incredible partner and we are committed to highlighting Wisconsin as a key battleground state at our convention this August. This will be a convention for all Americans who wish to join our mission to win the battle for the soul of this nation and build a fairer, more united country for us all.”
The move to be largely-virtual comes as the U.S. still combats the coronavirus outbreak, causing shifts to the election year — including putting a pause on rallies thus far, though President Donald Trump kicked off a rally on Saturday.
There will be four nights of live broadcasts at the convention, which will be held at the Wisconsin Center. Additionally, state delegates are being encouraged to not come to Milwaukee for the convention.
DNC Chair Tom Perez said in a statement on the change, “Leadership means being able to adapt to any situation.”
“Unlike this president, Joe Biden and Democrats are committed to protecting the health and safety of the American people. […] Donald Trump’s days in the Oval Office are numbered.”
The CEO of the Democratic National Convention, Joe Solmonese, declared in a statement that “everything is on the line this November.”
Earlier this week, Biden committed to facing Trump in participating in three presidential debates, as IJR reported. The debates are scheduled for September 29, October 15, and October 22.