Despite the devastating impact the coronavirus crisis has had on society in all realms from commerce to entertainment to health, Republicans still feel confident they will be able to meet in Charlotte, North Carolina this summer.
Richard Walters, head of the Republican National Committee said,
“We are fully committed to holding the Republican convention in Charlotte as planned and re-nominating President Trump. We have not had any substantive conversations about alternative scenarios.”
Democrats could run into trouble with the timing of their convention which is scheduled for July 13-16, five weeks earlier than the Republican convention, planned for August 24-27. The Democratic convention is to take place in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. They issued a statement that indicated they might be feeling some anxiety that their convention will happen on time.
The Democratic National Committee issued the following statement stating that they are
“exploring a range of contingency options to ensure we can deliver a successful convention without unnecessary risk to public health.”
The political conventions might be moving forward with not much concern for the global pandemic, but other important global events are taken a more cautious stance. For instance, the summer Olympics, which were supposed to take place this year in Tokyo, have been pushed to 2021.