This year’s Democratic convention is going to be a low-key affair.
Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, there will probably be no more than 300 actual attendees with many speeches pre-recorded.
The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports:
Only about 300 expected to attend Democratic National Convention
Next month’s Democratic National Convention in Milwaukee is expected to draw only a few hundred attendees due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The convention already has been postponed once in hopes the pandemic would ease. Now, however, according to The New York Times, what once was a convention expected to draw more than 50,000 delegates, journalists and VIPs to Milwaukee will draw only about 300.
Democratic officials even told members of Congress and other party leaders not to attend this year’s convention. All of the party’s business will be conducted virtually and online.
The convention is scheduled Aug. 17-20. Presumptive Democratic White House nominee Joe Biden, who is set to announce his choice of a running mate about Aug. 1, is still scheduled to attend the convention.
DNC Chairman Tom Perez is also scheduled to attend. The convention’s slogan has been changed to “Convention Across America.”
This makes the event sound a little less exciting for Democrats, doesn’t it?
The Democratic National Convention Committee says members of Congress should not plan to travel to this summer's party convention, following its previous guidance that all members of state delegations should plan to participate this year remotely. https://t.co/gBpiF0NqT8
— Naeem ❤#Kashmir 🇵🇰#Democratic (@Naeem121) July 17, 2020
NEW: The Democratic National Convention has shrunk to the point where planners expect as few as 300 people — including press, security, DNC staff — to attend in Milwaukee.
They're rebranding it with the name "Convention Across America."
— Reid J. Epstein (@reidepstein) July 17, 2020
Confirmed again. This time via email. The Democratic Convention (as many foresaw) is now a formality, a mere Coronation party (no pun intended) for Biden. The closest thing to a real convention Bernie delegates will get to is a webinar teaching them how to fill their ballot. pic.twitter.com/OVoHGts1XT
— Fiorella Isabel🌹🔥 (@Fiorella_im) July 11, 2020
Sounds like this is a major let-down for the Bernie folks.