Democratic National Committee to Host 2020 Convention in Mid-July

The Democratic National Committee on Friday announced it will host the 2020 nominating convention in mid-July, before the start of the 2020 Summer Olympics.

“The Democratic Party is committed to organizing everywhere, and holding the convention in mid-July allows us to continue our work doing exactly that,” Chairman Tom Perez said in a statement.

“My priority is to ensure that the 2020 nominating process is the most open, fair, transparent and inclusive in our party’s history. That is exactly why the DNC has started this process early and before we have a full slate of candidates running for president.”

The 2020 Olympics are slated to begin in Tokyo, Japan on July 24.

The committee said it has yet to pick a location for the convention, but a DNC official confirmed that the committee has asked eight cities — Denver; Atlanta; Houston; New York City; Birmingham, Alabama; Milwaukee; Miami Beach, Florida; and San Francisco — to submit proposals.

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SOURCE: The Hill, Mallory Shelbourne