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GOP Likely to Move Part of Convention to Jacksonville

  • Party couldn’t agree with North Carolina on virus protections
  • Trump’s acceptance speech to be held in larger venue
2020 Republican National Convention signage is displayed inside the Spectrum Center during a media walk-through in Charlotte, North Carolina in 2019. 

2020 Republican National Convention signage is displayed inside the Spectrum Center during a media walk-through in Charlotte, North Carolina in 2019. 

Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg
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The Republican National Committee is planning a two-part convention in two separate locations in August with the marquee events likely moving to Jacksonville, Florida, after the party failed to reach agreement with its initial host over the scope of coronavirus safety precautions, people familiar with the talks said.

Details of the arrangement were still being worked out, but the people said the celebratory part of the gathering, including President Donald Trump’s acceptance speech, would be the week of August 24, which is when the convention was originally scheduled in Charlotte, North Carolina.