Aug 2, 2020 - Politics & Policy

Trump renomination vote to be held in private, with no media present

President Donald Trump comes out from the residence prior to a Marine One departure from the South Lawn of the White House July 31

President Trump at the White House on Friday. Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images

The vote on renominating President Trump will be held in private this month with no media present because of coronavirus "restrictions and limitations" in place in North Carolina, a Republican National Convention spokesperson told AP Saturday.

The big picture: The vote is due to take place at the convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, on Aug. 24. When Trump announced on July 23 that he canceled plans to hold the convention in Jacksonville, Florida, over COVID-19 concerns, he said he'd give an acceptance speech "in a different form."

  • The Republican National Committee initially moved Trump's acceptance speech from North Carolina after Gov. Roy Cooper (D) said he'd require the convention to be downsized due to COVID-19.
  • 336 delegates are expected to attend the event, per AP.
  • Axios has contacted the Trump campaign and RNC for comment on the latest developments.
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