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Biden: The Democratic Convention May Need To Be A Virtual Event This Year

Added 04-05-20 01:07:02pm EST - “The party's nominating convention had already been delayed a month, with a possible format change.” - Npr.org

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Npr.org: “Biden: The Democratic Convention May Need To Be A Virtual Event This Year”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

In this image from video provided by the Biden for President campaign, former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during a virtual press briefing Wednesday. AP hide caption

In this image from video provided by the Biden for President campaign, former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during a virtual press briefing Wednesday.

Former Vice President Joe Biden says the Democratic National Convention may need take place virtually as a result of the deepening coronavirus outbreak.

On Thursday the party delayed the presidential nominating convention from mid-July to mid-August over pandemic fears, but Biden on Sunday raised the specter of Democrats choosing their White House nominee online for the first time.

"We may have to do a virtual convention," Biden said on ABC's This Week. "I think we should be thinking about that right now. We may not be able to put 10, 20, 30,000 people in one place."

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