Biden cites virus in decision not to accept Democratic nomination in person

Organizers announce Joe Biden will not be attending the 2020 Democratic National Convention in Milwaukee

The 2020 Democratic National Convention, scheduled to take place on August 17-20 in Milwaukee will not feature the presidential candidate on-site to make his acceptance speech.

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Joe Biden will not attend the event, and neither will the other speakers according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinal. Concerns over the continuing spread of the deadly coronavirus have forced Democrats to shift to virtual proceedings.

The decision was to “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,” says a statement from official organizers, the MJS reports.

Biden will reportedly accept the party’s nomination from his home state of Delaware.

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