The party moves to be ahead of the Summer Olympics that year….
In addition, the Democratic national Committee is looking for a host city and other actions like dealing with the question of Super-Delegates….
The 2020 Democratic National Convention will be held July 13-16, party chairman Tom Perez announced Friday.
The timing means the convention will take place just ahead of the Summer Olympics, which start on July 24, “allowing the Democratic nominee maximum exposure heading into the fall,” the Democratic National Committee said in a news release.
“My priority is to ensure that the 2020 nominating process is the most open, fair, transparent and inclusive in our party’s history,” Perez said in the release. “That is exactly why the DNC has started this process early and before we have a full slate of candidates running for president. This will not only allow for a unified party, but will ensure that our nominee is in the strongest position to take on Donald Trump or whoever the Republican nominee may be.”
The DNC is planning on conducting surveys of potential sites for the convention over the next few months…..
Democratic Socialist Dave says
In this century, the Republican National Committee has always sought to hold the Republican National Convention as close as possible to September 11th.
It all depends what the Democrats do with that extra time — will they squander it like Hillary Clinton did in 2016, spending more time raising funds from rich people than meeting non-rich voters on the campaign trail ? Or will they confine the internal organizing and fund-raising efforts to the two or three weeks when the Olympics will dominate air time, new space and people’s attention and then try to make a mark in August before attention turns to the GOP Convention ?
One would HOPE that 2020 Democratic Presidential nominee would, unlike Hillary Clinton, WANT to campaign, to go to the streets and MEDIA….. to deliver a message that the 60% of Americans that DO NOT like and support Trump and the Republican’s can embrace and get ready to vote for…..
While the Olympics are media intensive?
There are certainly MILLIONS of American voters that won’t be watching them and could be up for grabs….