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Republicans Nominate Trump; He Questions Election Integrity
2020 Elections
Republicans Nominate Trump; He Questions Election Integrity

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — President Donald Trump turned a surprise opening-day appearance at his party’s scaled-down national political convention into an new opportunity to cast doubt on the integrity of the fall election just moments after delegates nominated him for... Read More

2020 Elections
The Republican National Convention Is Upon Us: Here’s What You Need To Know
2020-08-21 18:59:09
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The Democrats dominated the political universe this week, holding what has been widely called a very successful first-of-its-kind virtual national convention, and sending its ticket of former Vice President Joe Biden and vice presidential nominee, Sen. Kamala Harris,... Read More

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RNC: Decision On Private Trump Renomination Vote Not Final

WASHINGTON (AP) — The vote to renominate President Donald Trump is set to be conducted in private later this month, without members of the press present, a spokeswoman for the Republican National Convention said on Saturday, citing the coronavirus. However,... Read More

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RNC Intervenes In Iowa Dispute Over Absentee Voting
2020-07-29 20:24:39
by Gaspard Le Dem

WASHINGTON - The Republican National Committee on Monday urged Iowa election officials to block counties from sending out absentee ballot request forms with pre-filled voter information. In a letter, the RNC’s chief counsel asked Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate... Read More

2020 Elections
Trump Will Accept Republican Nomination in North Carolina
2020-07-28 20:57:47
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump said Monday night that he will accept the Republican presidential nomination in Charlotte, N.C., two months after throwing the convention process into chaos over a spat with North Carolina's Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper. Trump, who... Read More

2020 Elections
Trump Calls Off Florida Segment of GOP National Convention

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's hopes to salvage a four-night celebration for his reelection campaign have been thwarted by spiking coronavirus cases across the Sun Belt, with the president announcing Thursday that he was calling off the public events... Read More

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RNC Eyes Outdoor Amphitheater for Trump Jacksonville Speech

WASHINGTON — With coronavirus cases in Florida surging, the Republican National Committee announced Thursday morning that it would limit attendance at the Jacksonville convention in August. The RNC raised expectations last month that President Donald Trump would accept the GOP... Read More

2020 Elections
GOP Scales Back Scope of Nominating Convention
2020-07-16 13:48:56
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The Republican National Committee is reducing the size of its planned presidential nominating convention in Jacksonville, Fla., in August in the face of a continued surge in the number of coronavirus cases in the state. The GOP’s plans... Read More

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Lawsuit Seeks to Block Republican National Convention in Jacksonville
2020-07-09 19:06:22
by Dan McCue

A Jacksonville attorney filed a lawsuit Wednesday asking a circuit court  to declare next month’s Republican National Convention a nuisance “injurious to the health,” and require it to either be cancelled or scaled down to a much smaller event with... Read More

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The RNC Is Gone, Leaving Charlotte to Sort Out Millions in Contract Liabilities

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The decision to move the Republican National Convention to Jacksonville, Fla., has left Charlotte’s host committee with “tens of millions” in contractual liabilities, the committee’s CEO said Monday. Republican officials announced last week that they’re moving most... Read More

2020 Elections
Done Deal: Trump to Accept GOP Nomination in Jacksonville
2020-06-12 15:20:36
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - After an accelerated, last-minute search, the Republican National Committee has selected Jacksonville, Fla., as the site of its presidential nominating convention's keynote events, including President Donald Trump's prime-time speech accepting the GOP nomination. “We are thrilled to celebrate... Read More

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Jacksonville Is New Front-Runner to Host GOP Convention, GOP Chair Says

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Republican National Chair Ronna McDaniel said Wednesday that Jacksonville, Fla., is the front-runner for hosting the biggest night of the Republican convention, prompting blowback from some Charlotte leaders. A move to Florida would yank the highest profile... Read More

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GOP State Lawmakers Make Bid to Keep Trump, RNC in North Carolina
2020-06-09 14:10:35
by Dan McCue

Republican lawmakers in North Carolina plan to vote Tuesday on a measure that would allow President Donald Trump to speak in front of a capacity crowd at the Republican National Convention in Charlotte without the restrictions officials have imposed on... Read More

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Trump Says GOP is Pulling Convention from North Carolina

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — President Donald Trump said he is seeking a new state to host this summer’s Republican National Convention after North Carolina refused to guarantee the event could be held in Charlotte without restrictions because of ongoing concerns... Read More

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RNC Safety Proposal for Charlotte Convention Makes No Mention of Masks, Distancing
2020-05-29 14:45:04
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - A letter outlining the Republican National Committee's coronavirus safety plan for its upcoming presidential nominating convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, includes several medical checks, but makes no mention of either wearing masks or requirements for social distancing. The... Read More

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North Carolina Says It Wants RNC to Produce Convention Pandemic Plan
2020-05-27 13:16:41
by Dan McCue

North Carolina's health and human services secretary has asked the CEO of the Republican National Convention to provide the state with a written coronavirus safety plan for the presidential nominating event currently planned for Charlotte in August. The request by... Read More

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GOP Governors Offer States as Alternative Sites for GOP Convention
2020-05-26 18:16:34
by Dan McCue

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp has offered his state and its "world-class facilities" to serve as host of the Republican National Convention in August, a day after President Donald Trump threatened to move the event from North Carolina unless he is... Read More

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