US Democrats Are Preparing For A Full-Fledged Congress, Where They Will Name Trump's Rival
The National Committee of the Democratic Party of the United States is preparing to hold a Convention in Milwaukee (Wisconsin), which will name the rival of Donald Trump in the presidential election, but at the same time takes into account the possibility that due to the coronavirus pandemic, plans will have to be adjusted. This was stated on Thursday in an interview with the New York TV channel NY1, the Chairman of the National Committee Tom Perez.
"We expect a full-fledged Congress, but, at the same, time action plans are being developed for different scenarios," he said.
In early April, the Democratic National Committee decided to postpone the party's Convention in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, from July 13 to the week that begins on August 17, in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
According to calculations by the New York Times, former US Vice President Joseph Biden, who is seeking the Democratic nomination for the presidential election, has already secured the support of 1,305 delegates to the Convention. His rival, Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont, who won the support of 939 delegates, announced on April 8 that the fight for the presidential nomination was over. To be nominated in the first round of voting at the Convention, Biden needs the support of 1,991 delegates.
The 59th US presidential election will be held on November 3.