Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump stands with Republican vice presidential candidate Mike Pence and acknowledge the crowd on the third day of the Republican National Convention on July 20, 2016 at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump received the number of votes needed to secure the party's nomination. An estimated 50,000 people are expected in Cleveland, including hundreds of protesters and members of the media. The four-day Republican National Convention kicked off on July 18.

The Charlotte GOP convention closed to the press, portions will be broadcast live

Journalists will not be allowed on the site as RNC delegates vote to formally nominate President Donald Trump as the 2020 Republican presidential candidate, but the vote will be broadcast live, the Republican official said.

The restriction is unprecedented in modern U.S. political history, but Republican officials said they were forced to limit attendance because of restrictions on social distancing imposed by the North Carolina governor.

“Given the health restrictions and limitations that exist in the state of North Carolina, we anticipate that Charlotte’s activities will close to the press on Friday, August 21 – Monday, August 24,” the spokesman for the RNC convention in a statement Saturday.

“We are happy to let you know if this changes, but we are working within the parameters set out earlier by state and local guidelines regarding the number of people who can attend events,” the spokesman said.

The news first informed her the Arkansas Democratic Bulletin.
The coronavirus pandemic has forced numerous changes in the nomination process and RNC plans have changed repeatedly, with possible changes. Trump canceled convention activities in Jacksonville, Florida, late last month.

The formal processes of the 2020 Republican National Convention (including the vote to formally nominate Trump as a candidate for the 2020 POP) are still expected to take place in Charlotte, but the number of attendees has dropped dramatically.

An RNC official says the president is unlikely to accept Charlotte’s candidacy in a large public speech. If Trump goes to Charlotte, the hope is that he will only be able to thank the delegates at a closed, private press conference.

Monday’s proceedings of the convention – including the vote to formally nominate Trump – will be broadcast live, according to a Republican official familiar with the plans.

Due to space constraints, not all delegates will attend. Instead, 336 delegates will vote in the convention procedure, one for every six delegates.

Associated press reporter Zeke Miller, president of the White House Correspondents Association, called the move to shut down conventional activities in the press as “a poorly advised decision” and called on the GOP to “reconsider ” Twitter Saturday evening. “The nomination of a candidate for the presidency of a major party is very much the business of the American people.”

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