Politics

Republicans Set 2020 Convention Date for Late August

Gathering in Charlotte will follow the DNC and Tokyo Olympics

Reince Priebus, then the chairman of the Republican National Committee, gaveled the 2016 Republican National Convention to order in Cleveland, Ohio. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)

President Donald Trump and the Republican Party will be spending part of late August in Charlotte in 2020, more than a month after their Democratic counterparts and potentially in the middle of hurricane season. 

The Republican National Convention is going to be held Aug. 24-27, 2020, in the North Carolina city, the Charlotte Observer reported.

That means the Republicans will be gathering more than a month after the Democratic National Convention, which is scheduled for July 13-16, in 2020.

The gap appears in part to be an effort to work around the Summer Olympics in Tokyo, which are scheduled from July 24-August 9.

Republicans previously announced that Charlotte would be the host city.

It will be the second time the Queen City has hosted a national political convention in less than a decade. Then-President Barack Obama was nominated for a second term in 2012 in Charlotte. 

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