DCR Politics: Joe Biden will not travel to Milwaukee to accept the Democratic nomination for president. ☕☕☕

Ayyyeee… What’s Goodie Everyone. So I got some tea and it involves Joe Biden accepting his nomination and the changes due to Coronavirus.

Former vp Joe Biden will not travel to Milwaukee to accept the Democratic presidential nomination because of coronavirus concerns, convention organizers confirmed Wednesday.

Biden will deliver his speech accepting the nomination later in August in his home state of Delaware, organizers said, adding that all other speakers who had been planning to travel to Milwaukee will no longer do so.

Democratic convention organizers said they were taking the step “in order to prevent risking the health of our host community as well as the convention’s production teams, security officials, community partners, media and others necessary to orchestrate the event.”

Democrats had previously scaled back their convention plans, with most speakers recording their remarks in an attempt to create a made-for-TV event that would air for two hours each night from Aug. 17 to 20. It was to culminate in a Thursday night speech by Biden in Milwaukee, to a small crowd.

Tom Perez, the chairman of the Democratic National Committee, maintained Wednesday that the convention will still highlight Milwaukee as a city, adding that he remains “excited about highlighting our values” and the differences between Biden and Trump.

This move is the latest disruption in plans for what is typically a political festival but is now being conducted almost virtually. It comes after President Trump, who had attempted to hold the Republican National Convention in Charlotte and then Jacksonville, Fla., began exploring the option of delivering his speech from the South Lawn at the White House.

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