Joe Biden stated Sunday that Democratic National Committee authorities need to think about holding a “virtual” convention instead of an in-person event need to the coronavirus crisis continue into the summer season.
The DNC revealed Thursday that it was delaying the start of its governmental nominating convention to Aug.17 It had actually been arranged to begin in Milwaukee on July 13.
Asked if he’s open to the possibility that the DNC may not have the ability to host the event in August, Biden, the frontrunner in the party’s 2020 governmental race, stated on ABC’s “This Week” that holding a convention is “necessary.”
“We’re going to have to do a convention ― may have to be a virtual convention,” the former vice president stated. “I think we should be thinking about that right now. The idea of holding a convention is going to be necessary, but we may not be able to put 10, 20, 30,000 people in one place and that’s very possible.”
“What we do between now and then is going to dictate a lot of that as well,” he continued. “We have never ever, never ever let our democracy [play] second fiddle. … We can both have a democracy and elections and at the very same time remedy the public health.”
A minimum of 15 states have actually delayed their primaries due to the pandemic. When choosing whether the contests need to be moved to another date, Biden stated Sunday that he thinks state authorities need to “follow the science”.
“It’s time we start thinking about how we’re going to hold elections,” he stated. “How are we going to do that? How are we going to make it available to everyone?”
DNC Chair Tom Perez told The New York Times recently he’s not in favor of hosting a virtual convention, fearing it would be most likely to amass less media protection.
“We’re going to hold a very exciting and safe convention in Wisconsin to highlight our nominee and to make sure that people know the values of the Democratic Party and what we’re fighting for,” Perez stated.
The Democratic convention is now slated to be held a week prior to the Republican politician National Convention that is set for Charlotte, North Carolina.
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