July 23, 2020
/ by Erienne Muldoon
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Keeping up with election information is difficult in any cycle, let alone one with a global pandemic at the forefront.
Current events often shape election dialogue and debate stages, but they rarely disrupt the process; this year, both the primaries and conventions have been shuffled around, and questions still remain around what voting will look like come Election Day.
Here’s a quick glance at how the political race continues to evolve.
With the bulk of the primaries completed in the first half of the year, below is a list of the remaining election events for 2020.
These events culminate with Election Day on November 3.
Dates are prone to change; stay on top of the latest event updates with an interactive calendar like this one.
From weddings and marathons to trade shows and food festivals, every type of event has been affected by the novel coronavirus.
The committees organizing the two national conventions are faced with a lot of uncertainty and a small window of time to work with, and are subsequently taking different approaches.
Recently announced to be a “Convention Across America,” the Democratic National Convention will be primarily virtual, but still based in Milwaukee, Wisc. Initially scheduled for July 13-16, the event changed venues, was pushed to August, and downsized due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Official convention business will be conducted remotely, but Joe Biden will accept the nomination in person. The event promises “multiple formats and mediums” along with curated content from across the country.
The Republican National Convention was originally set to take place in Charlotte, N.C. However, because of restrictions imposed due to the ongoing pandemic, the event will be split into two locations: official convention business will remain in Charlotte, while celebratory speeches and gatherings will move to Jacksonville, Fla., where President Trump will formally accept the party’s nomination.
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