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Democrats are making plans to scrap July’s planned 2020 Democrat National Convention in Milwaukee, setting off what could be a chaotic scramble that could end with presumptive nominee Joe Biden kicked off the ticket.

The Democrat National Committee denied they would change plans for a July convention, which was met with skepticism as it came on the same day the International Olympic Committee announced July’s 2020 Olympics in Japan would be postponed until 2021.

With many states postponing primaries until later in the year, it would be impossible to carry out the convention as planned.

That sets up potential chaos. Final convention planning is usually conducted between the DNC and the campaign of the candidate coming into the convention with a majority of pledged delegates.

But while Biden leads Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders in delegates, neither candidate has a majority.

There also will not be a coronavirus vaccine by July, and likely no drug or treatment that would prevent transmission, meaning no realistic way to put 17,000 people into an arena, as planned.

That means the Democrat National Convention could move ahead as an online meeting or conference call, which would be nearly impossible to properly conduct for all 3,979 planned delegates.

“Given what the experts are saying, delegates may end up on a phone call,” Bob Mulholland, a DNC member from California, said in a text message to POLITICO. “Push 1 for Sanders, push 2 for Biden, push 3 for Bloomberg and push 8 for Yang, etc.”

That sets up a potentially bloody fight on how to assign delegates for states that have not yet hold nominating contests.  Moving ahead with the current delegate count locks out Sanders, who wasn’t given a chance to catch up and move ahead of Biden.

Sander supporters could sue to stop the Convention, citing the fact many states would be entirely left out.

There’s also the possibility the Convention could be scrapped entirely and the nominee picked by the Democrat National Committee.

While that would certainly be the end of Sanders’ hopes, as he is a harsh DNC critic, it would also spell trouble for Biden.

With Biden watching his lead slip away as the coronavirus crisis has pushed him to the media’s back burner, DNC members could structure a convention so another candidate, like New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, could be nominated instead.

While the Republican National Convention would likely also be scrapped, Trump has no major opposition and has already won a majority of all planned GOP convention delegates.

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Dan Winright
Dan Winright
6 months ago

Dumbocraps are worthless. Suspend the election for the next 6 years

cathy rauwald
cathy rauwald
6 months ago
Reply to  Dan Winright

Awesome solution

Mike
6 months ago
Reply to  Dan Winright

Suspend that whole party they’re all worthless

Jo Ann Scott
Jo Ann Scott
6 months ago
Reply to  Mike

TOTALLY AGREE.

A. D Roberts
6 months ago
Reply to  Dan Winright

Who do the Democrats pick? Sanders is now gone. But Biden is no better. Old white men who are showing major signs of dementia. Biden has never had much sense.
1. Fire a shotgun in the air.
2. Big f****king deal.
3. Outing Seal Team 6 and getting them killed.
4. Bragging about getting the prosecutor of the Ukrainian gas company removed from office.
5. Corruption by his brother causing hospitals to be shut down.
6. Unable to treat union workers who want to keep their guns, with any respect. Vile, profane attack on the man.

TVLEE
TVLEE
6 months ago

I hope the BS supporters destroy their convention! And they will when they find out Bernie has been screwed again!

Constance S Murray
Constance S Murray
6 months ago

Question:As a tax paying Citizen, who has worked since age 10 and retired at age 73. Can Citizens of the USA FILE Lawsuits against Elected Officials, who have Neglected their duties, disrupted the Federal Government and knew about the Corona Virus long before the President and did nothing to to stop the spread to the American People? Nancy Pelosi, Adam Shift, Jerry Nadler and Chuck Schumer continued to receive their wages, which now should be given back and forwarded to the American people. CSM

Charles Cave
Charles Cave
6 months ago

I hope and pray we can and do!

A. D Roberts
6 months ago

Pray. God may answer your petition. For sure, no one in government or in a court will. Proof? See where Hillary is. And she herself, stated that if Trump won, they would be jailed for their crimes.