DNC Takes Initial Measures In Downsizing Convention, Which Is In-Person

Tom Perez is the chair of the Democratic National Committee, whose 2020 nominating convention has been downsized due to COVID-19. (photo credit: DNC)

The Democratic National Committee on Tuesday took initial measures in downsizing its 2020 nominating convention or putting some of it on the Internet because of continual worries regarding the expansion of COVID-19, The Hill reported.

The Rules and Bylaws Committee of the DNC authorized a decision providing new capacity to the party’s preparation chamber for the convention to “make the necessary changes to the format, size, date or other aspects in order to conduct a safe convention.”

Delegates at the convention will be permitted to take part either “in person or by means that allow for appropriate social distancing,” the resolution says. The chamber for the convention has been provided wide latitude on everything from “adjusting the convention format to dealing with crowd size.”

The convention is in Milwaukee, Wisc. Joe Biden is expected to be nominated as the party’s candidate for president. On Aug. 17, it’s set to start.

The convention was initially planned to occur in July but was rescheduled because of COVID-19.